A documentary about legendary photographer Robert Frank. I was unaware that Frank spent much of his life making movies. Unfortunately, 80% of this film is about that part of his life. Those movies, and the corresponding parts of this film, are bad and not worth watching. The movie only comes alive when it shows his iconic photographs.
Formally unkempt. Thank God. It's not another one of these utterly predictable and formally DOA career-summation docs. It is a portrait, not a summation, somewhat atemporal in its engagement w/ Frank's life and career (certainly not beholden to leaden linearity), and determined to capture peripheral moments that say a great deal, not at all obviously. Getting Hal Wilner to organize the music was pretty goddamn wise.