Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • The Gleaners and I
  • Film
  • 11/15/2017
  • 17:30-19:30
  • The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Host: Department of Film and Media Studies, Office of First-Year Experience, Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
The Global Film Festival, a series of four films curated by first-year students in conjunction with the Spencer Museum’s exhibitions, continues with French director Agnes Varda's 2001 film about the lives of scavengers, from homeless teens to famous artists. The documentary travelogue begins with the famous Jean-François Millet painting of women gathering wheat left over from a harvest and focuses on gleaners of all kinds: those scavenging out of desperation, environmentally-conscious activists, and others who make works of art out of cast-off goods. Ultimately, Varda’s observations lead to a reflection on her life as a filmmaker. This film is screened in conjunction with the exhibition Civic Leader and Art Collector: Sallie Casey Thayer and an Art Museum for KU. Running time: 1 hr. 22 min. Not rated.