Murals (Mur-Murs)

Directed by Agnès Varda
France-Germany, 1980, 81’


This year, the festival honors the memory of the recently deceased Agnès Varda with her Murals, a documentary that invites us for a stroll around Los Angeles through its graffities and diverse cultures. Venturing from Venice Beach to Watts, Varda looks at the murals of Los Angeles as backdrop to and mirror of the city’s many cultures. She casts a curious eye on graffiti and photorealism, roller disco and gang violence, evangelical Christians, Hare Krishnas, artists, angels, and ordinary Angelenos. And like the movies, the murals are both monumental and ephemeral, destined to fade, many of them now disappeared. (From the catalog of the Pacific Film Archives).

Sunday, Oct 6, 15:00, Cinema Arta