PAPER & GLUE

DOCUMENTARY/CREATE

US 2021, 95 min Director JR

The French artist known as JR has called the street “the largest art gallery in the world,” and his work is all about communities—uniting them, connecting them to the larger world, and lending dignity and visibility to the unseen. Cineastes will recall his collaboration with Agnès Varda in 2017’s delightful Faces Places (Mind the Gap Gold Award, MVFF 2017). Others were already familiar with his often startling public art projects, in sites from Paris to Times Square to the West Bank. This documentary follows the impish artiste, perpetually in shades and pork pie hat, through several characteristically provocative yet accessible endeavors: one at a Texas maximum-security prison, another in a violence-riddled Rio favela, and so forth. Whether subtly commenting on border politics or societal inequity, his giant photographic blowups and other images affirm the humanity of subjects too often ignored or stereotyped. Paper & Glue is a disarming portrait of non-didactic, often temporary art serving to validate and inspire. –Dennis Harvey 

In English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish with English subtitles

WEST COAST PREMIERE

We will be joined in person by Dallas Brennan Rexer, Producer, Paper & Glue for an onstage conversation.



Sponsored by JIM BOYCE TRUST and KRIS OTIS

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IN-THEATER

Monday, Oct 11, 5:30pm, CinéArts Sequoia (Members only screening)

Wednesday, Oct 13, 7:30pm, Smith Rafael Film Center

$14 Member | $16.50 General | $15 Senior | $8 Students & Youth (12 & Under)

ONLINE

Available in US only

$6 Member | $8 General 

DIRECTOR

One of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2018, JR is a visual artist who exhibits freely in the streets of the world, pasting huge portraits of anonymous people in unexpected places. His work is about raising questions and seeking an encounter between the subject and the passer-by. –Tribeca Film Festival

FILM INFO

COUNTRY:US
YEAR:2021
RUNNING TIME:95 min
LANGUAGE:English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
DIRECTOR:JR
PRODUCERS:Justin Wilkes, Sara Bernstein, Dallas Brennan Rexer, Marc Azoulay

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