|Don’t Blink – Robert Frank – Trailer
Robert Frank, now 91 years old, is among the most influential artists of the last half-century. His seminal volume, The Americans, published in 1958, records the Swiss-born photographerâ€™s candid reactions to peculiarly American versions of poverty and racism. Today it is a classic work that helped define the off-the-cuff, idiosyncratic elegance that are hallmarks of Frankâ€™s artistry. Director Laura Israel (Frankâ€™s longtime film editor) and producer Melinda Shopsin were given unprecedented access to the notably irascible artist. The assembled portrait is not unlike Frankâ€™s own moviesâ€”rough around the edges and brimming with surprises and insightsâ€”calling to mind Frankâ€™s quintessential underground movie, the 1959 Beat short, Pull My Daisy (co-directed by Alfred Leslie). Don’t Blink includes clips from Frankâ€™s rarely seen movies, among them Me and My Brother and Cocksucker Blues.
Directed by: Laura Israel
Starring: Robert Frank