WED, JULY 27, 8:45p:
Miami Theatrical Premiere Engagement!
The new doc on one of the world’s
most influential photographer/artists…
DON’T BLINK: ROBERT FRANK
Documentary by LAURA ISRAEL/2015/82mins.
The soundtrack includes Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, and Tom Waits.
Robert Frank, now 91 years old, is among the most influential artists of the last half-century. His seminal volume, The Americans, published in 1958, records the Swiss-born photographer’s candid reactions to peculiarly American versions of poverty and racism. Today it is a classic work that helped define the off-the-cuff, idiosyncratic elegance that are hallmarks of Frank’s artistry. Director Laura Israel (Frank’s longtime film editor) and producer Melinda Shopsin were given unprecedented access to the notably irascible artist. The assembled portrait is not unlike Frank’s own movies – rough around the edges and brimming with surprises and insights – calling to mind Frank’s quintessential underground movie, the 1959 Beat short, Pull My Daisy (co-directed by Alfred Leslie). DON’T BLINK includes clips from Frank’s rarely seen movies.
"FUNNY, WARM AND MULTI-FACETED. In focusing on one man, Don't Blink also chronicles a half-century of New York creativity and irreverence."- Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.co
“An illuminating biopic of the game-changing photographer/filmmaker, made by his longtime moving-image archivist and editor, clearly with the full cooperation and enjoyment of its irascible subject.”
– Amy Taubin, Artforum
“Laura Israel’s film is a great film and admirably succeeds in providing context not just for many of Frank’s photographs but for his films, as well. And in its own crazy and capricious way perfectly captures the crazy and capricious nature of Frank’s art. I loved it.”-Errol Morris, Academy Award Winning Filmmaker