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July 19 – Films by and about Robert Frank


Sunday July 19 2009, 7:30 pm

At the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028 (at Las Palmas).  Reserve seats by sending an email to  TICKETS $10 general; $6 seniors/students; free to Filmforum members, cash or check only at the door.  Please note that you cannot buy tickets ahead of time, only reserve, and that tickets are not available through the Egyptian Theater website.

Los Angeles Filmforum and MOCA present
Films By and About 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.

The first screening, Portraits of Robert Frank, was held at MOCA on June 21.  The second screening featuring Frank’s early films will be held at the Silent Movie Theatre on Saturday July 18.  This third of four screenings features Films By and About Robert Frank.  It includes:

Fire in the East: A Portrait of Robert Frank (1986, color, 28 min, video) which looks at four decades of Frank’s life and career and includes interviews with such collaborators as Allen Ginsberg and Jonas Mekas.

O. K. End Here (1963, b/w, 30 min, 35mm) Frank’s portrait of a New York City couple spending an intimate Sunday together, was honored with the grand prize at the 1963 Bergamo Film Festival.

Flamingo (1997, 7 min., video) is Frank’s video diary of the construction of a new foundation for his house in a remote area of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Sanyu (1999, 27 min., 35mm), Frank memorializes his friend Sanyu (1901–1964), an important Chinese artist who died in anonymity in Paris.

Don’t miss the third Frank show on Sunday July 26th at the Egyptian Theatre!