The film will be in French with English subtitles.
The Alliance Française pays tribute to the great Agnès Varda by organizing a screening of her famous documentary with JR, Visages, Villages (Faces, Places) at PhilaMOCA on Thursday, April 25th at 7:30pm.
Members and non-members : $9
Watch the official trailer
About the film : In 2017, at the age of 89, Ms. Varda partnered with the French photographer and muralist known as JR on “Faces Places,” a road movie that featured the two of them roaming rural France, meeting the locals, celebrating them with enormous portraits and forming their own fast friendship. Among its many honors was an Academy Award nomination for best documentary feature. (It did not win, but that year Ms. Varda was given an honorary Academy Award for lifetime achievement.)
About the authors: Agnès Varda was a Belgian-born French film director, photographer and artist. Her work was pioneering for, and central to, the development of the widely influential French New Wave film movement of the 1950s and 1960s. She passed at the age of 90, on March 29. Numerous tributes have been paid to "the greatest of the great", "the irreplaceable", "one of the greatest artists of our time".
JR is the pseudonym of a French photographer and artist whose identity is unconfirmed. Describing himself as a photograffeur, he flyposts large black-and-white photographic images in public locations. He states that the street is "the largest art gallery in the world." He started out on the streets of Paris.
GETTING HERE - PhilaMOCA is located on 12th Street slightly north of the intersection with Spring Garden. We are two blocks east of the Broad Street Line’s Spring Garden stop.
PARKING - Free street parking is readily available on Spring Garden Street and surrounding blocks.