The Gleaners and I

Part of Varda: A Retrospective

Varda described this film as a “wandering-road documentary,” in which she films the individuals who follow a seasonal harvest to gather the fruits and vegetables (and other discarded items) that have been left behind. A sensitive, contemporary portrait of this ancient practice, The Gleaners and I engages intimately with the culture of scavenging and, in doing so, tells a broader story about poverty, thrift, and society. The first film Varda made using a digital camera, it’s notable for its fragmented nature, which is often interpreted as a comment on how art, too, can be created through recycling scraps that might otherwise have been discarded.

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Times: 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm

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Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
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Retro Revival is sponsored by Wine Enthusiast