While the Nouvelle vague filmmakers were, as a group, engaged with the intrinsically documentary quality of cinema, taking movies out of the studios and into the street, none were so deeply involved with nonfiction throughout their careers as Varda, who’d been an established photojournalist years before making her first feature, and who would routinely alternate between fiction and nonfiction modes—often in the same film. Here you can follow the trajectory of Varda’s inspired documentary work through the years in three landmark films: 1975’s Daguerréotypes, a collection of vignettes shot in the vicinity of Varda’s home on Rue Daguerre; 1981’s Mur Murs, a study of Los Angelino street art (and Chicano culture); and 2000’s The Gleaners and I, a touchingly hand-made work which finds the 82-year-old Varda simultaneously enthusiastically embracing new digital technology and looking back over her long life.