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Jason's rating of the film Harry Smith at the Breslin Hotel

Portrait of a Legend, Evicted. Robert Frank's wee Harry Smith morsel is hibernal impressionism and something like a gallant gesture. Smith is a 20th century original. An artist, a prodigious archivist, and, as he would have it, a philosopher. In temperament: a curmudgeon to rival even Frank himself. Like Smith, Frank is something of an archivist, generally on the outside looking in ... or inside looking further in.