Murs, Murs (1981)

Genres - Visual Arts  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - France, UK  |  
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When French director Agnes Varda moved to Los Angeles for awhile, she was fascinated by the many oversized murals that decorate the city's walls in certain sectors. This documentary is a record of many of the murals, and contains interviews with artists and patrons - in some cases, the murals are partially funded by the city. One Italian restauranteur brought an artist over from Italy to paint panoramas of the city of Rome on his walls. Varda has not only captured the spirit of the murals and the life they reflect, but has also shown them in their context of city streets and buildings.