Robert Frank revolutionized photography and independent film. He documented the Beats, Welsh coal miners, Peruvian Indians, The Stones, London bankers, and the Americans. This is the bumpy ride, revealed with unblinking honesty by the reclusive artist himself.
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Robert Frank is one of America’s most iconic photographers and filmmakers. Now ninety-two, he looks back on his colourful and extraordinary career. Famed as a solo artist, Frank also collaborated with some of America’s most defining literary voices, including Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, who provided their writing to enhance his photographic stories. One of his most famous documentaries was “Cocksucker Blues” , which followed the wild lifestyle of the Rolling Stones on tour. Upon seeing the film, Mick Jagger told Frank “”It’s a f-ing good film, Robert, but if it shows in America we’ll never be allowed in the country again.” The Stones subsequently sued, successfully, to prevent the film’s general release.
Laura Israel’s provocative documentary was acclaimed by critics worldwide. It is an unflinching look at the highs and lows of a great artist, told in his own words.