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The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography

Sat, Oct 14 / 3 pm
Fri, Oct 20 / 9:15 pm
Sat & Sun, Oct 21 & 22 / 7 pm
Wed & Thu, Oct 25 & 26 / 7 pm
Fri, Oct 27 / 9:15 pm
Directed by Errol Morris
2016, USA, 76 min

“Errol Morris’s masterful and surprising new film is simplicity itself: a visit to the Cambridge, Massachusetts, studio of his friend, the 20×24 Polaroid portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman, who specifies on her website that she likes her subjects “to wear clothes (and to bring toys, skis, books, tennis racquets, musical instruments, and particularly pets…).” As this charming, articulate, and calmly uncompromising woman takes us through her 50-plus years of remarkable but fragile images of paying customers, commissioned subjects, family, and close friends (including the poet Allen Ginsberg), the sense of time passing grows ever more acute.”
-The Film Society of Lincoln Centre

* Q & A after Saturday, October 21st screening of Ted Baryluk’s Grocery with photographer Leif Norman and John Paskievich. Signed copies of the re-release of John’s book The North End Revisited will be available for sale after the screening.

Plays With:

Ted Baryluk’s Grocery / Directed by John Paskievich and Michael Mirus, 1984, Canada, 10 min / Best Short Film at the Canadian Genie Awards, this film profiles Ukrainian-Canadian Ted Baryluk, whose grocery store has been a fixture in Winnipeg’s North End for over 20 years.

A special presentation in conjunction with the Flash Photographic Festival and the re-release of John Paskievich’s award winning book of photographs, The North End Revisited, which features 80 new photographs. 

Reviews

Dorfman’s story is the story of a woman who had the creative energy of an artist…In “The B-Side,” Morris creates a magnificent tribute to the art and technology of photography itself.
-Richard Brody, The New Yorker
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