"The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography"

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Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera. For the next thirty-five years she captured the "surfaces" of those who visited her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars and Harvard notables. As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, Dorfman gives Errol Morris an inside tour of her backyard archive.

In "The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography," Errol Morris explores the life of a gifted analog photographer facing a digital present. Dorfman, with whimsical charm and wit, gives her longtime friend a tour of her backyard garage-turned-archive.

“Dorfman was never a media or critics’ darling in the ranks of modern photography. This film will convince you that she deserves a higher position in the pantheon.” — The Hollywood Reporter

"A gentle gem" — Variety

Dir. Errol Morris (USA, 2016, 76 min.)

Q&A with Director Errol Morris following the 5:45pm screening on Friday, 6/30, at Film Society Lincoln Center.

Q&A with Director Errol Morris following the 7:10 screening on Friday, 6/30 at Angelika Film Center.

WHEN AND HOW OFTEN

Sunday, July 23, 2017 (All day)

EVENT LOCATION

Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater
165 W. 65th St.
New York, NY 10023

MAIN EVENT PHONE

(212) 875-5610