In an age of intolerance, in which we seem to have forgotten the skills needed to live with people who are different from us, this film series is an opportunity to relearn them.
In Faces, Places, a friendship between two artists is the lens through which we see the people thriving or surviving in areas of rural France.
Farmers, former mining towns, factory workers all worthy of attention and celebration in the form of JR’s enormous pasted portraits.
It is a study of friendship, ageing and change. It also concerns that most human problem, memory. How we create, and hold onto our experiences.
In French with English subtitles. The screening is rated 12 and is for adults and children aged 12 and over.
Why was it chosen for the series?
This film celebrates the ordinary people, in particular, that constitute “society” in general. It is an invitation to choose our heroes a little closer to home.
It is also a story of friendship. That elusive thing for many of us. What it is to make new friends and in a return to our first Humanise theme, the ways that art making can be a way of constructing life.
About the location
Screenings are in the Engine Room on platform one. Doors open 6pm, film starts promptly at 7pm with a discussion to follow.
There is a wheelchair accessible entrance but please let them know if you have any questions about access. Screening will be shown with subtitles.
Each screening will be accompanied by conversation, snacks and refreshments.