Located at the heart of the city of London, the Barbican will be featuring the upcoming screening of Mur Murs (1981) and Get Out of the Car (2010) as part of their Architecture on Film season on November 29th at 7pm. More information on the films after the break.
Mur Murs (PG*) Agnes Varda turns her lens on the murals of Los Angeles. From Afro-Futurism in Watts to utopic psychedelia in Venice Beach, Varda surveys the iconic and the cockamamie, the commercial and the communal, mixing her own unique dose of poetics into this valuable cinematic document of aesthetics, politics and civic history – as homespun urban backdrops rub shoulders with the epicenter of the movie industry. Get Out of the Car (PG*) This is Andersen’s tribute to the beaten roadside signs and community murals of L.A, the city’s lost and hidden histories, and the absence of signs where they should exist. An ambient collage of the city with a soundtrack of local music, residents’ voiceovers and Anderson’s own narration accompanies this singular close-up homage to L.A, from the master of the essay film. (In English and Spanish without subtitles) For more information, please visit their website here.