Paper and Glue
Hop Film

Paper and Glue

January 20, 2022

This event occurred as part of the 21/22 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

An inside exploration into the work of legendary French artist JR, whose genre-blending combination of public art, photography and large format spectacle changes hearts and minds.

21/22 Hop Film


In 2017, photographer/muralist JR was half of the delightful tag-team of Faces Places, the Oscar-nominated documentary he and director Agnès Varda made in the French countryside. This new film follows JR around the globe as he builds some of his most monumental projects, challenging perspectives and uniting communities through his thought-provoking work.

From early illicit graffiti videos captured on Paris rooftops at night, to the US-Mexico border, to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, to a current collaboration at a California supermax prison, the film explores how JR turns these communities inside out, transforming images of residents into eye-catching and immersive art installations. JR's vision and style desensitizes the general public's "out of sight, out of mind" approach to those who are suffering. JR uses his platform to weave together these emotionally reflective present-day portraits to represent the global voice of women and men unheard. D: JR, US/ France, subtitled, 2021

Presented in conjunction with Dartmouth's MLK Celebration

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