October 21 – The Gleaners and I

‘’The Gleaners and I’’ is both a diary and a kind of extended essay on poverty, thrift and the curious place of scavenging in French history and culture.

Agnes Varda’s film uncovers a subterranean world of poverty and loneliness in the midst of plenty. An elderly peasant woman recalls the old days, when, as in Millet’s painting, gleaning was a communal activity, festive and sociable even as it was backbreaking. Now, Ms. Varda notes, people scavenge alone, and they gather not only agricultural surplus but supermarket trash as well.

For more information on the film click here.

£2 entry to film

Film starts at 7.45 and will be followed by discussion and drinks. Running Time: 82 mins

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