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Faces Places

(Visages villages, Agnès Varda and JR, 2017)

Midwest Premiere

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“She’s 88, and makes films like she’s 28. They’re a tonic—just watching them makes you feel younger…Agnès Varda, in the glory of her golden years, has become a humanist magician.”—Variety

Nearly 90 and going strong, Agnès Varda remains one of cinema’s greatest living legends. “The only woman permitted entry into the boys’ club of the French new wave,” today she’s counted among “a counter-tradition of critical and creative thinkers that includes Chris Marker, the novelist and art critic John Berger, Patti Smith, and other artists who defy the usual categories” (New York Times).

For her latest masterpiece, Varda teams up with the 34-year-old graffiti-artist-turned-street-photographer JR (think of a French version of Banksy) to create this incredibly charming and moving,road movie. Described simply, this documentary follows the pair as they travel through villages of the French countryside to meet people and make portraits of them. However, the result is a digressive, irresistible fusion of the personal and the populist; a warm-hearted portrait of two curious souls; and a meditation on the power of art to bring people together. As essential and enjoyable as movies get! (89 mins., DCP)

a man and woman stand in front of street art

Faces Places, image courtesy of Cohen Media Group.

a man standing in front of street art

Faces Places, image courtesy of Cohen Media Group.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM 

Institute of Museum and Library Services 

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

National Endowment for the Arts 

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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Faces Places