Film - Feature | January 31 | 5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this remarkable documentary about art, society, life, and death, Varda teams up with hipster artist JR on a road trip to rural France and its working-class communities, where they meet with the locals and create installations of large-scale photographic portraits. The tender friendship that is formed between Varda and JR is just one element of this enchanting work that binds two kindred spirits and shows how they each think about images, installations, and an artists role in the world. Nominated for an Academy Award in the documentary category, Faces Places is pure inspiration.
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