Exhibition on Screen:
FACES PLACES (VISAGES, VILLAGES)
Saturday, May 26th at 7:00 PM
Join us for Exhibition on Screen, a program sponsored by Bethel Area Arts and Music (BAAM), Saturday 5/26 at 7pm. Agnes Varda is a Rose’ drinker, so we’ll have 4 Roses’ on special starting at 6pm!
Agnès Varda and JR have things in common: a passion for and 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.
"'Faces Places' is a lively, fun, stirring tribute to art and its ability to touch people and bring souls together." - Adam Graham, Detroit News
The pair makes an oddly compelling Harold and Maude coupling, touring the countryside in a minibus-cum-box camera and honoring the locals by turning the facades of buildings into ephemeral open-air portrait galleries." - Scott Marks, San Diego Reader
"Anyone who can't enjoy this wise and soulful film has to consider whether they've given up on the movies, and on life." - Ty Burr, Boston Globe