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  • A close-up on Robert Frank, with a leafy green tree in the background.
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LEAVING HOME, COMING HOME: A PORTRAIT OF ROBERT FRANK

4:20 & 9:45 ONLY

Must End Thursday, June 20

PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY GERALD FOX

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.” – Gareth Evans, Time Out (London)
 
Presented with support from the Helen Frankenthaler Endowed Fund for Films on Art and the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Fund

UK    2005    85 MINS   GREENWICH ENTERTAINMENT

WINNER! The Grierson Award for Best Arts Documentary, 2005 Grand Prize, ArtFIFA Montreal, 2005

Reviews

“An intimate but unauthorized portrait of a great American photographer and filmmaker. Takes the viewer deep inside [Gerald Fox’s] subject’s personal and creative life. Fascinating. Fox has managed to communicate something important about the real man behind the artist.”
– Deborah Young, Variety