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Faces Places, Birds Eye View, Reclaim the Frame

  • Tyneside Cinema 11 Pilgrim Street Newcastle, NE1 6QG (map)

Street Artist JR and Filmmaker Agnès Varda Nab an Oscar Nomination for Their Road-Tripping Documentary

Faces Places, an unlikely buddy comedy starring 89-year-old Belgian filmmaker Agnès Varda, a pioneer of French New Wave cinema, and 34-year-old French street artist JR, is screening at the Tyneside Cinema as part of the Birds Eye View #ReclaimtheFrame project.

Crisscrossing the French countryside in a van that doubles as a photo studio, stocked with a large-format photo printer, the duo took pictures of the locals at each stop, printing out images and pasting them on nearby buildings. Suddenly, the everyman is elevated to the status of hero in his own backyard, as when JR covers the shipping container stacks in Le Havre with larger-than-life images of the dockworkers’ wives.

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