Faces Places

PRESENTED BY: Backbone Meaningful Movies on Vashon
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5:00 PM, Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Location: Vashon (click for map)

NOTE EARLIER START TIME – 5:00PM. Backbone Meaningful Movies and Vashon High School are teaming up to present “Faces Places,” an award-winning French documentary, Tuesday, May 8th, 5 pm at Vashon Theatre.  Following the screening will be a panel discussion by students, elders, and artists ranging in age from 6 to 99. Students have been creating art inspired by the film and the work of JR, and the artwork will be on display at the screening.

In the film, 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 and highlights inter-generational friendships, ways art can overcome socio-economic divides and can build power for social change.

Admission is by donation with no one turned away for lack of funds.  Youth are always free! Thanks to Vashon Theatre and Island Green Tech for their support of this series, and thanks to King County CSA Grant Program for financial support that enhances this event.

Special Guests: Vashon High School Students

Sponsors: Vashon Theatre Island Green Tech Vashon High School

Release Year: 2017

Running Time: 90 minutes

Director: Agnes Varda

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