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Date:
February 16, 2024
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:

Virtual

Email:
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Virtual - Friday Night Film Discussion: "Faces Places" *For Adults

Friday, February 16, 2024

Welcome to our Friday Night Film Discussions! Today we’ll be discussing “Faces Places", a unique cross-generational portrait of life in rural France from the great Agnès Varda.

 The way it works:


PRIOR to the meeting (whenever works for your schedule), watch "Faces Places" on Kanopy - one of the library's video streaming services - and then come to the meeting prepared to discuss!

You will need an Ashland library card or a Boston Public Library e-card to use Kanopy. Click here to access Kanopy or for more info on the BPL e-card (see if you are eligible and then register - you can use any of BPL's online resources with this card!).

Please register to receive the program link - which will be in your confirmation and reminder emails (check your spam folder for them!). Contact ashlandprograms@minlib.net with any questions.


Synopsis:

An unlikely duo, 89-year-old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie.

Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed, and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories, and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts, and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. FACES PLACES documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.

Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards. Winner of the Golden Eye at the Cannes Film Festival. Nominated for Best Documentary Film at the César Awards. Winner of Best Documentary at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Winner of the People's Choice Award for Best Documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival.

"I don't need a thesaurus to describe my reaction to Faces Places. I can sum it up in two words: pure pleasure." - Leonard Maltin, leonardmaltin.com

Length:  1 hr 29 min

Year: 2017

Director:   Agnès Varda

Features:  Agnès Varda, JR

Language:  French


This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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