The Films of Robert Frank

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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. " —BAM