Don’t Blink: Robert Frank | Laura Israel

FRIDAY, JUNE 10 | 5657 NORTH STREET | 7PM | 82 MINUTES | BUY TICKETS | BUY FESTIVAL PASSES

Documentary | USA | 2015

Robert Frank’s friend and longtime collaborator Laura Israel has assembled a palpable portrait of the reclusive artist set to the music of The Rolling Stones, Charlie Mingus, and The Velvet Underground. Recently described by the New York Times as “the world’s greatest living photographer” part-time Nova Scotian Robert Frank has also directed dozens of films and videos including Pull My Daisy, Cocksucker Blues, and Candy Mountain.

Laura Israel cut her teeth editing award-winning commercials and music videos while still a film student at NYU. By the time she graduated she had formed her own editorial company, Assemblage. Her client list included: Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Keith Richards, Sonic Youth, New Order, David Byrne, artists Laurie Simmons and Robert Frank.  The films she edited with Frank have screened all over the world and won many awards. Windfall, her debut doc, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won top prize at Doc NYC.

A Q+A with Laura Israel will follow the screening.

“One of the world’s greatest living photographers comes out of hiding in a new documentary that offers unexpected exposure to an artist rarely seen on the other side of the camera.”
WALL STREET JOURNAL

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