The Gleaners and I / Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse

February 13, 2019 (Wednesday) / 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Lightbox Film Center, International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street

The Gleaners and I / Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse

dir. Agnès Varda, 2000, 82 min.

What counts as trash and for whom? Varda's handheld camera shifts its attention between abandoned objects and the community of human beings who survive, and often thrive, on trash. Gleaning, Varda reveals, can also be the stuff of artists and filmmakers with their parasitically productive acts of subversion and rejection of authority. 

Introduction by Timothy Corrigan, Professor of English, Cinema Studies, and History of Art. Remarks following the film by Betsy Alexander and Burnell Yow from artist collective, Philadelphia Dumpster Divers, with Vikrant Dadawala, PhD Candidate, English and Cinema Studies, Penn.