FACES PLACES – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

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Agnes Varda and photomuralist JR codirected this crowdfunded documentary — more community involvement! — and it is an absolutely wonderful ode to seeing the world with truly open eyes. Even if Varda is losing her eyesight and JR refuses to ever take his sunglasses off. At almost 90, Varda remains an artistic inspiration, nay, a force of nature, whose generosity and creative spirit seems to get enlarged just as JR’s giant photos do by their adventure. May we all be so happily engaged by life and art! Read full review.

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MaryAnn Johanson

MaryAnn Johanson is a freelance writer on film, TV, DVD, and pop culture from New York City and now based in London. She is the webmaster and sole critic at FlickFilosopher.com, which debuted in 1997 and is now one of the most popular, most respected, and longest-running movie-related sites on the Internet. Her film reviews also appear in a variety of alternative-weekly newspapers across the U.S. Johanson is one of only a few film critics who is a member of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (the Webby organization), an invitation-only, 500-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities. She is also a member of the Online Film Critics Society. She has appeared as a cultural commentator on BBC Radio, LBC-London, and on local radio programs across North America, and she served as a judge at the first Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Festival at the 2003 I-Con, the largest SF convention on the East Coast. She is the author of The Totally Geeky Guide to The Princess Bride, and is an award-winning screenwriter. Read Johanson's recent articles below. For her AWFJ.org archive, type "MaryAnn Johanson" in the Search Box (upper right corner of screen).