Thursday, August 25, 2016

Robert Frank Documentary "Don't Blink" Directed by Laura Israel Screening in Toronto August 26th-31st

Isn't It Wonderful Just To Be Alive, 1971 © Robert Frank / 
Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery

Robert Frank is gloriously notorious. He is the groundbreaking photographer of The Americans; the iconoclastic director of Pull My Daisy and Cocksucker Blues; a difficult (almost impossible) interview subject; a rejecter of wealth and celebrity; a man whose ‘sympathies were with people who struggled,’ who has a ‘mistrust of people who made the rules.’

He was also a father to a daughter, Andrea, and a son, Pablo, who both died young. His work is emotional and impulsive. Filmmaker Richard Linklater describes Frank, who emigrated to the United States from Switzerland in the 1940s, beautifully as “a restless, searching artist pushing the boundaries of the documentary, experimental, and more traditional narrative forms.” Fans will be giddy with the unprecedented access to Frank—and his irrepressible irascibility, energy, and humor—this film offers. Those uninitiated into the cult of Robert Frank should be prepared for a wild and wonderful ride.
— Courtney Reid-Eaton, Full Frame Documentary Festival

TIFF Lightbox, Toronto Canada
August 26 - August 31
26 AUG 2016: Don't Blink - Robert Frank at
TIFF Bell Lightbox @ TIFF

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