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Mur murs (1981)

Agnes Varda's documentary on murals in Los Angeles.

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Agnès Varda

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Credited cast:
Juliet Berto ... La visiteuse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judy Baca Judy Baca ... Herself
Samapriya Dasi Samapriya Dasi ... Herself (as a Hare Krishna)
Mathieu Demy
Arno Jordan Arno Jordan ... Himself
Kent Twitchell Kent Twitchell ... Himself
Agnès Varda ... Herself - Narrator
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Agnes Varda's documentary on murals in Los Angeles.

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20 January 1982 (France) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Creative documentary about outdoor wall murals in Los Angeles
24 June 2004 | by gorbmanSee all my reviews

The French director Agnes Varda spent a couple of different years in Los Angeles, and this particular year produced her documentary "Murs, murs" and her fiction film "Documenteur". The title means "Walls, walls", but also puns with the word "murmurs." Varda located dozens of murals around LA and filmed them. Many of these are gone today, so this is a true documentary, documenting a wonderful aspect of southern Californian visual culture. She interviews the artists, a truly multicultural and multicolored group--and shows the paintings in their urban contexts. One memorable scene shows a mural at Venice Beach with young people dancing in front of it (probably near where their sons and daughters are roller skating or skateboarding now). An enjoyable movie by a European with deep aesthetic appreciation for marvelous, imaginative, colorful imagery that was considered throwaway pop culture at the time.


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