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Canceled—Faces Places

film series: Agnès Varda Viewing Art

  • Sunday, April 5, 2020
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium

courtesy Ciné-Tamaris

As a precautionary measure in light of COVID-19, the Gallery has canceled this event. We hope to welcome you to the Gallery soon and thank you for your support.

Codirected with French photographer and street artist JR (a companion one-third Varda's age), Faces Places (Visages Villages) is a buoyant road movie filmed on back roads and in small towns throughout remote regions of France that are now vulnerable to the incursions of modern life. The local workers, farmers, and housekeepers generally welcome the artists, who create huge photographic murals on buildings around the countryside celebrating the people's labors, looks, and mettle. In typical fashion, Varda manages to cover a full range of human emotion in the film — from happiness and love to resentment and nostalgia. (2017, subtitles, 90 minutes)