6:30 PM–9:00 PM Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall
Agnes Varda and JR, 2017, 90 min.
Film in French, with English subtitles.
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89-year-old Agnes Varda, a leading figure of the French New Wave, and 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck, meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains, revealing the humanity of their subjects, and themselves.
Screening followed by a moderated discussion in French.