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.



NEW YORK - December 21 & 31 - Lincoln Center - Walter Reade Theater

SAN FRANCISCO (Berkeley) - February 2 at 5:00pm - BAMPFA