Robert Frank’s Birthday

November 9th 2016, Robert Frank‘s 92nd birthday. We celebrate the great photographer-film-maker

Here‘s Nicholas Dawidoff’s profile from last year in the New York TimesThe Man Who Saw America. And here’s Nicholas Dawidoff’s recent review of  Robert Frank, the filmmaker in The New Yorker 

Laura Israels unique ciné-portrait Don’t Blink Robert Frank opened earlier this year to almost-universally enthusiastic reviews. “Frank is delightful company, as emotionally transparent and offhandedly insightful in person, as he is in his art”, writes Elise Nakhnikian in Slant magazine. “Frank insists, “I’m not a verbal man. I have nothing to reveal.It’s all in the work, I hope”. Honouring that sentiment is what this very personal film is all about (Kenneth Turan in the L.A.Times)

Laura Israel’s press conference prior to the film’s showing at the New York Film Festival can be seen here 

Allen Ginsberg and Robert Frank, Bleeker Street, New York City, August 1986. Photo: Peter Hale

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