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Uptown Flicks Presents: Faces, Places (Visages, Villages)


The 7:00pm and 9:30pm screenings are both sold out. 

Agnès Varda, JR, 2017, 90 min
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 as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.

Video intro from Agnès Varda to precede screening, followed by a reception with delicious food from Harlem's best French bistro & bar Yatenga.

A New York Times "Critic's Pick", winner of the Golden Eye Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and of the People's Choice award at the Toronto Film Festival and certain to be short listed and nominated for the 2017 Best Documentary oscar.

This program is supported by UniFrance.

Make it a night on the town in Harlem! For all Uptown Flicks ticket holders our second drink in on us. Our partners Yatenga French Bistro & Bar and Shrine World Music Venue offer you a second drink for free if you buy the first one. Offer is available all night: between 4-8pm, it applies on happy hour drinks only/after 8pm the offer applies on all drinks at full price. 

About Uptown Flicks @ Maysles

Uptown Flicks @ Maysles is curated by Adeline Monzier and co-organized by Marie Gentine. This monthly series features screenings of top recent French documentaries and verite films followed by a drink to mingle and share reactions! The films presented all have one thing in common: they are questioning the current state of the world, sometimes with a radical perspective, sometimes with a hopeful look at humanity at its best, and end up opening our eyes about the role images and narratives play in bringing these issues to our awareness.