Don’t Blink – Robert Frank

Don't Blink - Robert Frank trailer from Laura Israel on Vimeo.

Don’t Blink – Robert Frank

Laura Israel – USA 2015 – 82 MIN

Sunday, November 6
1 PM – Boarding House Gallery – $10/Donation

Local photographer Dean Palmer will lead a post-film discussion


A thrilling documentary on the life and work of the groundbreaking photographer and filmmaker, Robert Frank; from his seminal book of photography, “The Americans,” to his revolutionary films with The Beats (PULLY MY DAISY) and the Rolling Stones (COCKSUCKER BLUES). Directed by Laura Israel (Frank’s long-time editor), DON’T BLINK – ROBERT FRANK is Israel’s like-minded portrait of her friend and collaborator, a lively rummage sale of images and sounds and recollected passages and unfathomable losses and friendships that leaves us a fast and fleeting imprint of the life of the Swiss-born man who reinvented himself the American way, and is still standing on ground of his own making at the age of 90. Featuring music by Lou Reed, The White Stripes, Bob Dylan, Yo La Tengo, Tom Waits and more.


Director Laura Israel

laura-israel-director-dont-blinkLaura Israel cut her teeth editing award-winning commercials and music videos while still a film student at NYU. By the time she graduated she had formed her own editorial company, Assemblage. Her client list included: John Lurie, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Keith Richards, Sonic Youth, New Order, Ziggy Marley, David Byrne, artists Laurie Simmons and Robert Frank.  The films she edited with Frank have screened all over the world and won many awards.  WINDFALL, her debut doc, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won top prize at Doc NYC. A NY Times Critics Pick, the paper dubbed it “Urgent, informative and artfully assembled”. WINDFALL is distributed by First Run Features, and Ms. Israel was named in Filmmaker Magazine’s 2011 “25 New Faces of Independent Film”.


Host: Dean Palmer

dean-palmerDean Palmer is a photographer living and working in Guelph, Ontario. His studio specializes in making you look good.

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