Film Series

The Films of Robert Frank

 
 
Aug 4—Sep 22, 2016
 
   
 
 
 
 
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Since the publication of his landmark collection The Americans in 1958, Swiss born Robert Frank has been regarded as perhaps the single most influential photographer of his generation. Less well known—but no less groundbreaking—is Frank’s work as an independent filmmaker. Like his photographs, Frank’s restlessly inventive films have a deceptively spontaneous quality, capturing fragments of everyday existence that reveal volumes. Showcased in this full-career retrospective, with prints courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, are his rarely screened film works encompassing records of mid-century counterculture which examine boundaries between documentary, fiction, and the autobiographical. 


 
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PAST EVENTS
Film
Robert Frank (1959—1961)
 

This program brings together Frank’s first films, including Beat classic Pull My Daisy.

Thu, Aug 4, 2016
 
 
Film
Robert Frank (1963—1969)
 

This program features Frank’s first, pioneering foray into autobiographical cinema.

Thu, Aug 4, 2016
 
 
Film
Me and My Brother
 

Frank’s first feature film is a provocative mix of documentary and staged reenactments.

Thu, Aug 11, 2016
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Film
Robert Frank (1969—1971)
 

This program brings together two records of the late-1960s/early-70s counterculture.

Thu, Aug 18, 2016
 
 
Film
Robert Frank (1975—1980)
 

This program features Frank’s most hauntingly emotional work, Life Dances On.

Thu, Aug 18, 2016
 
 
Film
Robert Frank (1981—1985)
 

This program displays the restless creativity of Frank’s early-1980s work.

Thu, Aug 25, 2016
 
 
Film
Candy Mountain
 

A guitarist hits the road in search of fame in this wry, casually profound road movie.

Thu, Sep 1, 2016
 
 
Film
Robert Frank (1989—1990)
 

This program brings together two takes on the road movie.

Thu, Sep 8, 2016
 
 
Film
Last Supper
 

Frank’s ironic statement on art world celebrity is rife with autobiographical overtones.

Thu, Sep 8, 2016
 
 
Film
Robert Frank (1996—2000)
 

Frank’s wide-ranging creative vision is on display in this diverse program.

Thu, Sep 15, 2016
 
 
Film
Robert Frank (2002—2008)
 

This program of Frank’s recent films presents revealing snapshots from his life.

Thu, Sep 15, 2016
 
 
Film
Cocksucker Blues
 

Frank’s legendary Rolling Stones doc captures the terminal banality of rock stardom.

Thu, Sep 22, 2016