Agnès Varda's The Gleaners and I (Les glaneurs et la glaneuse)

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 4:00pm
Hornbake NonPrint Media Library Room J

Agnès Varda | 2000 | French with English subtitles | 82 min.

Varda's documentary about gleaners, or "pickers" who hunt over refuse collecting food and objects left behind, has come to be regarded as a classic of the form. As much about Varda herself as her subjects, this film features memorably candid hand-held camerawork as it examines the circumstances of some of France's forgotten people at their work.

Selected and Introduced by French modern studies Graduate Student Cécile Ruel. A brief discussion and free pizza will follow.

This event is free and open to the public with no RSVP required. The series is sponsored by the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, the College of Arts and Humanities, the Center for Literature and Comparative Studies, the Department of English, and the Institute for International Programs.