MUST END Wednesday, June 19th at the Sie FilmCenter
This “superb document” (Time Out), shot in 2004 but previously unreleased in the U.S., finds legendary photographer Robert Frank strikingly expansive. “The fact that this feature portrait of perhaps the world’s greatest (but previously unforthcoming) photographer exists at all is reason enough for celebration. That it’s also an authoritative, remarkably candid and often moving study is manna indeed… It follows the Swiss-born, Stateside artist, who changed the very nature of visual practice with his definitive ’50s publication The Americans, as he looks back on his life from the perspectives of New York and coastal Nova Scotia. Frank is entirely open and demythologizing about his images and films, marriage and family, as well as the profound wellsprings of loneliness and loss, public and private, that have underpinned his work.