An iconic street photographer of the 20th century, Garry Winogrand captured humanity in still 35mm with a startling physicality. Through the lens of his Leica, he obsessively documented the urban American landscape of the 1950s to the 1980s, cataloguing over a million photographs in his lifetime, including thousands of rolls of film left undeveloped upon his untimely death in 1984. Director Sasha Waters Freyer digs deep to craft a brilliant collage of the life and work of a revered, and at times controversial, artist through his own images and testimony as well as that of his peers and patrons. In archival 8mm footage, his blunt Bronx accent delivers amusing insights into his insecurities and artistic philosophies while several curators, historians, and fellow photographers — and one ex-wife — paint a riveting portrait of a man who sought truth over fame. With a nostalgic soundtrack punctuated by Bob Dylan, U2, and original jazz compositions by Winogrand’s son Ethan, it’s a beautiful throwback to a pre-Photoshop era of black-and-white virtuosity.
|Director:||Sasha Waters Freyer|
|Producers:||Sasha Waters Freyer|
|Running Time:||90 minutes|
|Primary Company:||Greenwich Entertainment|
guests in attendance
Director Sasha Waters Freyer will be in attendance January 4 and 5.