This freewheeling portrait of the storekeepers on one block of Rue Daguerre, the street Varda has called home since the 1950s, is both a charming time capsule of Paris in a bygone era and a wry meditation on what makes up a neighborhood. Originally a television commission, the film stands as a prime example of Varda’s commitment to making deeply personal work, full of poetic and political insights, no matter how apparently banal the subject. Culminating with a memorable neighborhood magic show, Daguerréotypes reveals that there is nothing ordinary about the ordinary.



ITHACA - March 26 at 6:45pm - Cornell Cinema

PLEASANTVILLE - March 2, 8 & 10 - Jacob Burns Film Center

SAN FRANCISCO - March 5 at 7:00pm - SFMOMA