Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Faces Places and Loving Vincent - Movies

Bell Blue Lightbox
November 4, 2017

2 Outstanding movies we watched last November 2017 at the Bell Lightbox were Faces Places and Loving Vincent.

Loving Vincent was a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating his final days there. I wanted to watch it for the technicality of the movie which is composed of thousands of commissioned oil paintings much like Van Goghs'. I ended up loving it more for the way the story was told like an impressionist whodunit.

Faces Places.
Agnès Varda and 33 year old muralist JR have things in common: a passion for and the exploration of images in general, and more precisely, for places and for ways of showing, sharing, and exhibiting them. When Agnès and JR met in 2015, they immediately wanted to work together, to shoot a film in France, far from cities, during a trip in JR's photographic (and magical) truck. Through chance encounters and prepared projects, they reached out to others, listening to them, photographing them, and sometimes putting them on posters.  A lovely documentary of images, people stories and friendship.

I will surely miss the movies at the Bell Lightbox as I am not renewing my membership this year.

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