Equal parts breezily charming and poignantly powerful, opening at The Ross on Friday, December 15, FACES PLACES is a unique cross-generational portrait of life in rural France from the great Agnès Varda. “FACES PLACES” is a film of sheer joy, its exuberance surpassed only by its tenderness and purity of purpose. –Ann Hornaday, Washington Post “FACES PLACES” turns out to be a road movie in more than a merely literal sense. It is at once a roving journey into environments we rarely see in cinema and an incomplete but invaluable map of Varda's memories. –Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times Sheer perfection. French New Wave veteran Agnes Varda and the young photographer JR leap fearlessly into the art of making art in the year's best and most beguiling doc. –Peter Travers, Rolling Stone FACES PLACES is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, December 15 through Thursday, December 21. Show times are available at www.TheRoss.org, by consulting your newspaper, or by calling the MRRMAC film information line at 402.472.5353. The Motion Picture Association of America has rated FACES PLACES PG (for brief nude images and thematic elements). This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. 89-year old Agnès Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed, and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. FACES PLACES documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.