***1/2 out of ****
(for brief nude images and thematic elements)
Released: October 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA; wider in February 2018
Runtime: 89 minutes
Directed by: Agnès Varda and JR
Starring: Agnès Varda, JR
My review of Faces Places, for The Tulsa Voice. This French documentary has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 90th Annual Academy Awards.
An inspired French travelogue, Faces Places follows legendary filmmaker Agnès Varda and contemporary graffiti artist JR as they journey together “across France to small towns, [where] they conjure massive make-shift frescos of strangers they meet, informed by time visiting with them.”
Tender, joyous, and life-affirming, Faces Places shows the power of “when an average person becomes an artist’s muse.”
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