Leaving Home, Coming Home: A Portrait of Robert Frank

  • 10 10
  • 2005
  • 85min

This gem is the first documentary feature film about Robert Frank, with exclusive access to the places, memories and works of this important documentary photographer and filmmaker.


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Leaving Home, Coming Home: A Portrait of Robert Frank

This was the first ever feature-length documentary about the legendary Swiss-American photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank. 

Originally deemed too personal to be shown widely, the film was authorized by Frank for theatrical release in 2005. 

Shot in cinema-verité style between New York and Nova Scotia, where Frank lived at the time, the film captures him 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 he once knew.

Gerald Fox
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