In the mid-1970s, Agnès Varda filmed her neighborhood on the Rue Daguerre in Paris, which at that time was one of the city’s most bustling commercial districts. She filmed butchers, bakers, tailors, grocers, hairstylists, a driving-school instructor and a street magician. Her vignettes are short, fleeting interactions combining interviews with observational shots. The camera wanders along the street moving from close-ups to tableau vivants and back. As if in ironic reference to Vertov’s classic, Man with a Movie Camera, Varda combines the tricks of a street magician with footage of her interlocutors stocking shelves and baking bread—playfully reminding the viewer of the magic of cinema, and at the same time offering a true time-travel experience.