Directed by Laura Isreal
Several years ago, Robert Frank consented to a request from Laura Israel, his trusted longtime editor and collaborator, to serve as the subject of a new film. Culling from many years of conversations while working and watching his films together, Israel brilliantly creates a portrait described by the New York Film Festival as “a lively rummage sale of images, sounds, and recollected passages, unfathomable losses, and friendships that leaves audiences a fast and fleeting imprint of the life of the Swiss-born man who reinvented himself the American way, and is still standing on ground of his own making at the age of 90.”
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Laura Israel started editing award-winning commercials and music videos while a film student at New York University. She formed the editorial company Assemblage and worked on projects involving David Byrne, Ziggy Marley, New Order, Lou Reed, Keith Richards, Patti Smith, and Sonic Youth, among others. Windfall, her directorial debut, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won top prize at Doc NYC. A New York Times Critic’s Pick, the paper called it “urgent, informative, and artfully assembled,” and Israel was named in Filmmaker Magazine’s 2011 “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” Don't Blink - Robert Frank premiered in the main slate of the 2015 New York Film Festival. Included as one of Artforum’s top 10 films of 2015 as well as one of Film Comment’s top 10 unreleased films, Don't Blink also screened at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival.