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DON'T BLINK: ROBERT FRANK

"Openhearted and surprisingly funny … Frank is delightful company, as emotionally transparent and offhandedly insightful in person as he is as his art." – Slant

An artist always one step ahead of the zeitgeist, New York photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank has until now remained deliberately in the shadows. Directed by long-time editor and friend Laura Israel, Don't Blink: Robert Frank is a rare insight into the abstruse world of the man best known for his salient images from landmark 1958 photo book The Americans, but also for his Beat Generation short Pull My Daisy (and his unreleased account of the 1972 Rolling Stones tour, Cocksucker Blues).

Traversing decades of interviews with Frank, the richness and depth of his oeuvre, and sobering observations of time spent with friends such as cinematographer Ed Lachman (Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy, MIFF 2013), the film chronicles a lifetime in which he influenced countless eras of creative vision. Don't Blink: Robert Frank tells the tale of an artist who to this day embodies the quintessential imagination of New York.

"Intimate, impressionistic, and irascibly entertaining … [a] life-spanning collage of creative passions, heartfelt memories, and curmudgeonly wisdom." – Village Voice

D Laura Israel P Melinda Shopsin, Laura Israel S Melinda Shopsin Dist Madman Entertainment TD DCP/2015

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Code Date Session Venue Wishlist
4420 05 Aug 2016
4:00 pm
ACMI 2
Past event
5851 13 Aug 2016
1:45 pm
Kino Cinema 1
Past event

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