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The Gleaners and I

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The Gleaners and I

“Varda’s subject matter is surprisingly rich, but it’s her own energetic, curious nature that gives the film its snap.” (Edward Guthman, San Francisco Chronicle)

Varda described this film as a “wandering-road documentary,” in which she films the individuals who follow a seasonal harvest to gather the fruits and vegetables (and other discarded items) that have been left behind. A sensitive, contemporary portrait of this ancient practice, The Gleaners and I engages intimately with the culture of scavenging and, in doing so, tells a broader story about poverty, thrift, and society. The first film Varda made using a digital camera, it’s notable for its fragmented nature, which is often interpreted as a comment on how art, too, can be created through recycling scraps that might otherwise have been discarded.

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)


Reel Talk with Creative Culture alum & JBFC Content Producer Kerry LeVielle

Tuesday, Mar. 10 2020, 7:25

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This film is part of the Varda: A Retrospective series.

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