French New Wave legend Agnès Varda teams up with the charismatic young French photographer JR to visit a series of out- of-the-way places in the French countryside, taking pictures of the locals, printing them out in mural proportions, and pasting them on the side of barns, houses, and anything else that comes to hand. Some of the mural images they create smack of social commentary, while others simply celebrate the lives of real people who otherwise would sink into oblivion. The humanity and the joy of this movie make it impossible to watch without a smile on your face. There are moments of vulnerability and pathos as well. As a coda to Varda’s life in film, or as the last movie before her next one, this is a gem. Rated PG. 89 minutes. In French with subtitles. Center for Contemporary Arts.