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July 18 – Early Films by Robert Frank (at the Silent Movie Theatre)


Saturday July 18, 2009, 7:30 pm

At the Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax (at Melrose)

Los Angeles Filmforum and Cinefamily present
Early Films by Robert Frank


On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Robert Frank’s landmark publication, The Americans, and in conjunction with MOCA’s exhibition From the Permanent Collection: Robert Frank’s “The Americans,” MOCA collaborates with Cinefamily and Los Angeles Filmforum to present a rare series of films by and about the renowned photographer.

For this second screening of four, MOCA and Cinefamily present an evening of early films by Robert Frank. Films will include:

Pull My Daisy (1959, b/w, 28 min.), directed by Frank and Alfred Leslie from a script by Jack Kerouac, is a classic work of avant-garde cinema, revolving around a group of poets (Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, and Gregory Corso) who question a bishop (Richard Bellamy) and his mother (Alice Neel) about art, poetry, and everyday life.

Me and My Brother (1965-68, re-edited 1997, b/w and color, 91 min.), Frank’s first feature-length film, blends documentary footage of Ginsberg and Orlovsky with fictional constructs as it explores the inner and outer worlds of Julius Orlovsky, a catatonic who silently observes the world around him. The film was re-edited in 1997 to mark Ginsberg’s passing.

Admission for this screening is $12.  Visit for details.