Faces Places

Times:

  • 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm
  • Friday, January 12, 2018

Where:

  • The Tower Theatre
    815 E Olive Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93728

Synopsis

Fresno Filmworks presents the French documentary “Faces Places,” Agnes Varda and photographer and muralist J.R.’s film following their journey through rural France as they photograph locals. Sharing a lifelong passion for images, 89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French artist J.R. travel around the villages of France in J.R.’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-sized portraits of them. The documentary focuses not only on the stories told through these images, but the relationship behind the artists themselves, showing us how the power of art can bring people together. Presented in French with English subtitles. Assistive listening services are not available for this film.

Director: Agnès Varda, JR
France • 90 minutes • PG
Distributor: Cohen Media

Reviews

"The two creators hit it off famously and collaborate with great ease on a journey driven by mutual curiosity and creative application." — Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
"Faces Places reveals itself as a powerful, complex and radical work." — A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"The two creators hit it off famously and collaborate with great ease on a journey driven by mutual curiosity and creative application." — Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
"Faces Places reveals itself as a powerful, complex and radical work." — A.O. Scott, The New York Times

Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.