Leaving Home, Coming Home

Roxie Theater

Shot in cinema-verité style between New York and Nova Scotia, where Frank now lives, the film captures Frank reflecting on a lifetime of image making that most famously produced "The Americans," probably the most influential photographic book of the last sixty years. From the Lower East Side to Coney Island, Frank revisits places where he lived and photographed, unsentimentally yet humorously noting the erosion of the New York. Affectionate conversations with Frank's second wife, the vibrant artist June Leaf, reveal decades of closeness, creative exchange and support through the intense tragedies of Frank's life.

This is what SF/Arts curator Sura Wood has to say about Leaving Home, Coming Home :

This intimate portrait of the great Swiss-American photographer/filmmaker Robert Frank shows the artist reflecting on a career that produced the “The Americans,” one of the most influential photography books of the 20th century. Shot in a cinema verité style, the doc follows the unsentimental Frank from Coney Island to Nova Scotia as he recalls collaborating with Jack Kerouac and the Rolling Stones and revisits places he lived and photographed.

Event Info
Jul 19 → Jul 25
Fri, Mon-Thu at 7 pm
Roxie Cinema
3117 16th Street, San Francisco
Info: 415-863-1087
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