MMFF Screening: 'Faces Places/Visages Villages'
April 25, 2018
Isenberg School of Management
UMass Amherst Campus
Handicap access available
"Faces Places/Visages Villages," (2017, dir. Agnès Varda and JR, France, 89 min.)
Kindred spirits, 89-year old Agnès Varda, the legendary French New Wave pioneer, teams up with acclaimed 33-year-old French photographer JR to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie, traveling through French villages in JR’s photo truck meeting locals and producing epic-size portraits displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains. "Faces Places" documents these encounters and the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way. Golden Eye, Cannes; Documentary Oscar nominee, 2018; Varda was awarded an Honorary Oscar in 2017 for lifetime achievement.
Introduction by Barry Spence (UMass).