The Gleaners and I

Synopsis

Considered “the grandmother of the New Wave” in France, Agnès Varda melds literary and documentary conventions with the politics of feminism and compassion, and a whimsical touch that is all her own. The Gleaners & I, inspired in part by the Jean-François Millet painting, uses the subject of gleaning (the act of gathering leftovers) to create a warm and witty discourse on, among other things, the nature of consumerist society and the role of creativity in survival.

Trailer

Showtimes

PORTLAND - February 24 at 7:00pm - Whitsell Auditorium (Double feature with "The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later")

PORTLAND, ME - March 12, 13 & 15 - Portland Museum of Art

SAN FRANCISCO (Berkeley) - December 28 & February 21 - BAMPFA