Mur Murs (Mural Murals) by Agnes Varda

Mur Murs (Mural, Murals), 1981

1h22 mins

Programmed in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Pacita Abad: I Thought the Streets Were Paved with Gold’.

Narrated by Agnes Varda, Mur Murs is an exploration of the vibrant public murals around Los Angeles, California in the 1980s. Moving through the city, from Venice Beach to Watts, Varda interviews artists and captures the spectacular and often socially critical murals they produce. The film is at once a catalogue of striking artworks, a portrait of the city’s diverse communities, as well as a barometer of the social issues of the time.

Agnes Varda (b. 1928 Ixelles, Brussels- d. 2019 Paris, France)

One of the most influential filmmakers and sometimes dubbed the ‘grandmother of the French New Wave’, Varda’s singular filmmaking style and her bold experimentation with the documentary form have garnered her global critical acclaim. Her filmography includes La Pointe-Courte (1955), Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962), Oncle Yanco (1967), Black Panthers (1968), L’univers de Jacques Demy (1995), Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (2000), Les plages d’Agnès (2008).

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