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Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.
Agnes Varda, one of the leading lights of France's honored French New Wave cinema era, and professional photographer and muralist, J.R., partake on a special art project. Together, they travel around France in a special box truck equipped as a portable photo booth and traveling printing facility as they take photographs of people around the country. With that inspiration, they also create special colossal mural pictures of individuals, communities and places they want to honor and celebrate. Along the way, the old cinematic veteran and the young artistic idealist enjoy an odd friendship as they chat and explore their views on the world as only they can. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
I'll be the first to support a documentary about out of the norm artists like J.R. The combination of the young photographer/muralist and the older director Agnès Varda, travelling through France looking for perfect spots and faces to express their art, worked well. Each has their own vision of things and together they bring something out of the ordinary. The shots were interesting to watch, I could have had more. The minor point were the conversations they had with eachother. Not that it was not interesting to hear, but it all sounded like they were reading it straight from a script than having a normal conversation about everything and nothing. That was the only thing that made me not appreciate this documentary more. But in the end it's more about the visual aspect and that was good. Good enough to watch once.
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