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"The Gleaners and I" Film Screening

Monday, February 12, 2024 6-8 p.m.

Wright 013 Jandon Center for Community Engagement
Smith College Community

The Food Rescue Network is excited to host a film screening of "The Gleaners and I" on Monday, February 12th from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm in the Jandon Center! Catered dinner will be provided. This film is in French and there will be English subtitles. Read more about the documentary below!

"French Avant-garde filmmaker and documentarian, Agnes Varda trains her ever-seeking eye on "gleaners", those who pick at already harvested fields for the odd potato or turnip, who insist on finding a use for what society has determined it has no use for. Her investigation leads us from forgotten corners of the French countryside to off-hours at the green markets in Paris where her diverse and resourceful subjects share their lifestyle and choices.

Varda's own ruminations on her life as a filmmaker (a gleaner of sorts), gives her a connection to her subjects that creates a touching human portrait that the L.A. Weekly called "a protest film that's part social critique, part travelogue, but always an unsentimental celebration of human resilience"."