Currently nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary category, FACES PLACES is a quirky, soulful road trip exploration featuring legendary French filmmaker Agnès Varda and her friend JR, who have a few 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.
“Equal parts breezily charming and poignantly powerful, Faces Places is a unique cross-generational portrait of life in rural France from the great Agnès Varda.” (Rotten Tomaotes)
“Anyone who can’t enjoy this wise and soulful film has to consider whether they’ve given up on the movies, and on life.” (Boston Globe)
Sunday, March 11
Doors 3:00 pm | Movie 3:30 pm
Advance tickets $10 HERE | $12 at the door
*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
FACES PLACES “Visages, villages” (Agnès Varda, JR / 2017 / 89 minutes / PG / French with English subtitles) Director Agnès Varda and photographer/muralist JR journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.