Spring 2018: Visages, Villages (Faces, Places)

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Originally screened January 17, 2018

Directors: Agnès Varda, JR

Country: France

Runtime: 89 minutes

Agnès Varda and JR have things in common: a passion for the exploration of images in general, and more precisely, for places and for ways of showing, sharing, and exhibiting them. Agnès chose cinema. JR chose to create open air photography galleries. When Agnès and JR met in 2015, they immediately wanted to work together, to shoot a film in France, far from cities, during a trip in JR’s photographic (and magical) truck. Through chance encounters and prepared projects, they reached out to others, listening to them, photographing them, and sometimes putting them on posters. This film also tells the story of Agnès and JR’s friendship, which grew stronger throughout the film shoot, between surprises and teasing, and while laughing about their differences.

Where to watch today: Visages, villages is available on home media from Cohen Media Group, and is available to watch online via iTunes.