Detroit Film Theatre
AN AMERICAN JOURNEY
Saturday, June 12, 2010
4:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre
(France/2009/directed by Phillipe Séclier)
More than 50 years ago Robert Frank’s seminal book, The Americans, was published to great acclaim—as well as to negative reviews that faulted his vision of a nation awash in poverty and racism. Today it's impossible to overstate the influence of Frank’s groundbreaking work. An American Journey travels back to the small towns and rural communities the photographer immortalized—exploring the world as Frank saw it and as it survives today. Artist Edward Ruscha, publisher Barney Rosset, photographers John Cohen and Raymond Depardon, and curators/critics Vicki Goldberg, Sara Greenough and Peter Galassi explore the feelings of anger and alienation which fueled the Swiss-born Robert Frank in his American journey. (60 mins)
This screening is free with museum admission.