Sunday July 26, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Recent 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.
The first screening on June 21 at MOCA was entitled Portraits of Robert Frank, while the second screening on July 18 at the Silent Movie Theatre will feature Frank’s early work. The third screening, at the Egyptian on July 19, features Films By and About Robert Frank. And for this final screening, MOCA and Los Angeles Filmforum present a selection of Robert Frank’s newest films, some never screened in Los Angeles.
The Present (1996, 24 min., 35mm) is a thoughtful self-portrait in which Frank contemplates his relationships, his daughter’s death, his son’s mental illness, and his own work.
I Remember (1998, color, 5 min., video), Frank recreates his visit to the home of Alfred Stieglitz, with wife June Leaf playing Georgia O’Keeffe, artist Jerome Sother playing Frank, and Frank himself in the role of Stieglitz.
Paper Route (2002, 23 min., video) finds Frank accompanying Robert MacMillan on his early-morning paper route in rural Nova Scotia, creating a video portrait of the lives of ordinary people.
True Story (2004, color and b/w, 26 min., video), returns to familiar themes of memory and loss, as the artist candidly reflects on his work, his wife’s artwork, and letters written by his son, Pablo, who died in 1994.