fbpx Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable | Gene Siskel Film Center
Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable

2018, Sasha Waters Freyer, USA, 91 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Oct 26th 3:45pm
  • Fri, Oct 26th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 27th 8:00pm
  • Sun, Oct 28th 3:15pm
  • Mon, Oct 29th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Oct 30th 8:00pm
  • Wed, Oct 31st 6:00pm
  • Thu, Nov 1st 8:15pm
Chicago premiere!

"Fascinating...One of the rare art-world bio-docs that delivers the sensation of seeing a story unfold dramatically onscreen." - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

John Szarkowski, the hugely influential MoMA photography department director, called Garry Winogrand "the central photographer of his generation." Winogrand was instrumental in leading photography from magazine professionalism to museum prestige, which he energized with the chaotic vigor of street photography. Pugnacious, opinionated, lusty, he has been compared to Norman Mailer, and he found himself becoming unfashionable with the rise of feminism and postmodernism. He photographed like a athlete - spinning, crouching, snapping - and his compulsive, non-stop picture-taking eventually outran his capacity to process his photos, leaving behind at his death (in 1984, at age 56) thousands of undeveloped rolls of film whose merits are still being debated. Director Freyer uses Winogrand's gravelly voice as the film's lead instrument, weaving around it a rich context provided by gallerists, photographers, critics, and ex-wives, who offer lucid, insightful, and often divergent assessments of the man and his work. At the center of it all are the photographs - still potent, provocative, and unmistakably personal, whether the subjects be proudly braless women, zoo animals, bandaged faces, interracial couples, or a lone sailor toting his duffel bag across a bridge at night. DCP digital. (MR)

Play Trailer