‘FACES PLACES’: Saturday, December 16, 6pm

HIFF and Guild Hall are pleased to announce an exciting new series of screenings, titled NOW SHOWING, that will bring notable films currently in theaters to East Hampton. On select Saturday nights, the series, curated by HIFF, will feature acclaimed first-run art house, independent, and world cinema in Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater.

“FACES PLACES is a film of sheer joy, its exuberance surpassed only by its tenderness and purity of purpose.” — Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

First up, on Saturday, December 16, is FACES PLACES, from the legendary filmmaker Agnés Varda. This documentary, an official selection of the Cannes and New York Film Festivals, takes audiences on a road trip with Varda and French photographer and muralist JR around the villages in France as they find portraits and the stories behind them. Ms. Varda recently received an honorary Oscar for her life’s work as a film director.

Making regular appearances on film critics’ Top 10 lists of 2017, FACES PLACES is also on The Academy Awards® shortlist for Best Documentary Feature.

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Director: Agnes Varda and JR
(France, 2016, 89 minutes)
Saturday, December 16 | 6pm
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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 make 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 the viewers. FACES PLACES documents these heartwarming encounters, as well as the unlikely, tender friendship the pair formed along the way.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for HIFF and Guild Hall members. HIFF members: purchase tickets online from Guild Hall and select ‘member price’ to receive your discount (your name will be checked against our member roster). Enjoy!

Next in the series:
THE SQUARE on Saturday, December 23
LOVING VINCENT on Saturday, December 30