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Harpur Cinema – Faces Places
February 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$4.00
SPECIAL EVENT! Harpur Cinema and the Binghamton University Art Museum present: Faces Places / Visages Villages – Agnès Varda and JR – France – 2017 – 89 min. Showing at the Main Gallery in the Binghamton University Art Museum
Agnès Varda teams up with the artist JR, known for his epic-size photographs, and together they travel from village to village in France, meet people, talk with them, take their pictures, and plaster these gigantic photographs in the spaces the subjects inhabit, on houses, barns, factories, storefronts. Varda’s camera documents this creative recognition of “the heroism of daily life” (Richard Brody) with particular attention to women. At once playful, magnificent, unnerving, and moving, Visages Villages reveals itself as a powerful, complex and radical work. “As we contemplate those faces and places, we are invited to reflect on the passage of time and the nature of memory, on the mutability of friendship and the durability of art, on the dignity of labor and the fate of the European working class” (A.O. Scott, The New York Times).
Won: Cannes Film Festival, Golden Eye – Haifa International Film Festival – Toronto International Film Festival
Nominated: Academy Awards 2018 – Film Independent Spirit Awards 2018 – Lumière Awards