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Don't Blink - Robert Frank

2015, Laura Israel, USA, 82 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Sep 30th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Sep 30th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 1st 3:15pm
  • Sun, Oct 2nd 4:45pm
  • Mon, Oct 3rd 6:00pm
  • Tue, Oct 4th 7:45pm
  • Wed, Oct 5th 8:30pm
  • Thu, Oct 6th 8:15pm
Chicago premiere!

"An impressive achievement... You leave with a vivid sense of the man’s living presence." — A.O. Scott, The New York Times

"An attempt to show us what it’s like to actually be an artist…an idiosyncratic look at an idiosyncratic man. — Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

The intertwined personal life and career of Robert Frank, the Swiss-born American photographer known above all for his iconic book "The Americans," comes in for a stimulating and all-encompassing exploration as director Israel lures the reclusive artist from his lair. Frank, the director of influential avant-garde films including the Jack Kerouac collaboration PULL MY DAISY and the long-suppressed Rolling Stones portrait COCKSUCKER BLUES, opens up to in-depth discussions of the artistic method that brought him fame with a road trip in the Beat era and evolved into open-ended interpretation of North American people and culture. Revealingly illustrated with Frank’s work, from photographs to film clips, DON’T BLINK also includes music in the spirit of his times by artists including Tom Waits, The Velvet Underground, Charles Mingus, The Kills, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, and more. DCP digital. (BS)

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