Sunday, July 22, 2007

Pulling our daisy: Robert Frank film festival

"Robert Frank," Gerhard Steidl, All rights reserved

Robert Frank is famous as a still photographer. But in the 1960s and 70s Frank turned to filmmaking -- he made 25 films -- not many people have seen them. From August 3-5 the Center (formerly the Santa Fe Center for Photography) will show 12 of his films. Interestingly, Cocksucker Blues, the notoriously unreleased documentary of the Rolling Stones louche & lonely 1972 American tour, is not one of them (I wrote about it here).

For those who can't get to Santa Fe a surprisingly diverse selection of books & films by Frank can be pre-ordered at photo-eye. The sponsor of the festival, Steidl Publishers, says they plan to issue his complete film works on DVD.

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