Though he’s regarded as one of the most influential figures in photography and independent filmmaking, Robert Frank has never been easily approachable. For the past six decades he’s maintained his singular vision, earned widespread acclaim and actively relished his outsider status.
A Swiss expatriate who moves between NYC and Nova Scotia, Frank’s photos, films and texts are imbued with a profoundly poetic, deeply introspective sensibility. He is a cult figure whose ties to the Beat Generation and Rolling Stones earned him both respect and a certain infamy. Most celebrated for his seminal photo book The Americans and the landmark independent film Pull My Daisy, Frank has spent his career ignoring aesthetic and cultural boundaries. At 91 years, he continues to produce photography books and make intimate videos.
“Don’t Blink Robert Frank is an electric biopic of a groundbreaking photographer/filmmaker, made by his longtime moving-image archivist and editor, clearly with the full cooperation and enjoyment of its irascible subject.”
Featuring the music of Lou Reed, The White Stripes, Bob Dylan, Yo La Tengo and Tom Waits, DON’T BLINK: ROBERT FRANK offers audiences revelatory insight into the intricacies of his photos, films and personal history while artfully revealing Robert Frank’s complex life story.
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