Paper & Glue


World Premiere

FEATURE | France, United States | 94 MINUTES | English, French, Portuguese, Spanish | English subtitles


Documentary, Art

For French visual artist JR, the world is his canvas. Taking on the moniker of a photograffeur (French for a photographer/graffiti artist), JR’s large-scale mural portraiture has adorned streets from Paris to Rio, and was memorably captured in his 2017 Academy Award®-nominated collaboration with French New Wave icon Agnes Varda, Faces Places.

With his follow up Paper and Glue, JR turns the camera on his own work, as he undertakes massive installation efforts on the US-Mexico border, inside the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, on the courtyard of a supermax prison, and more. In each location, JR captures images of residents of these unique communities and memorializes them in striking, massive, black-and-white photo installations, in the process turning some of the most provocative spaces of the world into eye-catching immersive art that challenges perspectives and unites communities. —Cara Cusumano

After the Movie: A conversation with Artist JR. Moderated by cofounder of Tribeca Festival and CEO of Tribeca Enterprises Jane Rosenthal.


Directed by J R

One of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2018, JR is a visual artist who exhibits freely in the streets of the world, pasting huge portraits of anonymous people in unexpected places. His work is about raising questions and seeking an encounter between the subject and the passer-by.

JR Project
Produced by
Sara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes, Dallas Brennan Rexer, Marc Azoulay
Adam Peters
Keiko Deguchi, ACE
Executive Producers
Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Jenny Raskin, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Lauren Haber, Ian Darling, Regina K. Scully, Jim Swartz, Susan Swartz, Patty Quillin, Lynne Benioff, Marc Benioff, Ian Orefice, Marco Berrebi
Co-Executive Producers
Camille Pajot, Julie Pugeat, Meredith Kaulfers, Paula Froehle, Steve Cohen, Nina & David Fialkow
Post Producer
Jeremy Zerechak
Line Producer
Travis Eilerson


Press Contact
Sage Shah
Imagine Entertainment
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Phone: 310-428-7243
US Sales Contact
Sara Bernstein
Imagine Documentaries, LLC
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 646 509 6151
International Sales Contact
Sara Bernstein
Imagine Documentaries, LLC
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 646 509 6151
Print Source
Jeremy Zerechak
Imagine Documentaries, LLC
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Phone: ?814-574-6656?