This screening will take place outdoors at Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85004. Please bring your own seating.
“Sheer perfection – that’s the phrase that springs to mind when describing the humanist miracle that is Faces Places, the year’s best and most beguiling documentary.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
89-year old Agnès Varda (Cleo from 5 to 7, The Gleaners and I), one of the leading filmmakers 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, nominated for the 2018 Best Documentary Academy Award! 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. (Dir. by Agnès Varda & JR, 2017, France, in French with English subtitles, 89 mins., Rated PG)
This screening is part of Loft Film Fest on the Road, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts with support from Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment.
*Please note: In the event of inclement weather, this outdoor screening will be moved to an indoor venue nearby.