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County Docs: Don’t Blink — Robert Frank (14A)

Saturday, January 28th, 2017 at 1:00pm
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The life and work of the groundbreaking photographer and filmmaker, Robert Frank; from his seminal book of photography, “The Americans,” to his revolutionary films with The Beats and the Rolling Stones. Directed by Laura Israel (Frank’s long-time editor), DON’T BLINK – ROBERT FRANK is Israel’s like-minded portrait of her friend and collaborator, a lively rummage sale of images and sounds and recollected passages and unfathomable losses and friendships that leaves us a fast and fleeting imprint of the life of the Swiss-born man who reinvented himself the American way, and is still standing on ground of his own making at the age of 90. Featuring music by Lou Reed, The White Stripes, Bob Dylan, Yo La Tengo, Tom Waits and more.

“Rather than being a film about an artist, it’s an attempt to show us what it’s like to actually be an artist.” LA Times

“As original and singular as any documentary you’ll see this year.” Criterioncast

“A provocative portrait of its equally provocative subject…. the film vividly conveys his artistic spirit, defiant iconoclasm and lifelong aversion to compromise.” Hollywood Reporter

Showtime 1 hour 22 minutes