Sunday, April 21, 2019

1:00PM at the BCP Theater

 

 The Gleaners and I 
(2000 - France)

Documentary

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An 1867 painting by Jean-Francois Millet inspired septuagenarian documentarian Agnes Varda to cross the French countryside to videotape people who scavenge. Gleaning is a centuries old tradition in France that is protected by law.  Taking everything from surplus in the fields, to rubbish in trashcans, to oysters washed up after a storm, the "gleaners" range from those sadly in need to those hoping to recreate the community activity of centuries past, while still others use discarded items that they seek and salvage to create art. 

(Director Agnes Varda passed away at age 90 on March 29 - 5 days after we watched her last documentary "Faces Places" at the BCP Theater.) 

 
 
 

French language film with English subtitles  
1 hr., 22 min.

Ratings:  IMDB - 7.7/10,  Rotten Tomatoes - 93%, Roger Ebert 4/4


LINK to trailer  -  LINK to review

Upcoming April Movies

April 28:  No Movie - BCP Event in the Theater