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The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography - Rose Theatre

The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography - Rose Theatre

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Sun, 12/9 12:00
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The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography - Rose Theatre

Community Arts Film Series in partnership with Northwind Arts Center

Renowned documentarian Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line, Fast, Cheap and Out of Control, A Brief History of Time, The Fog of War) takes a close look into photographer Elsa Dorfman's life and career as she nears retirement. Having used the giant 20" x 24" Polaroid camera her whole career, Dorfman mastered a unique craft from her Cambridge, MA home. She rose to prominence in the early 1980's, photographing beat poets, rock stars, families, and more. Preceded by CAROLEE, BARBARA AND GUNVOR, a beautiful short film by Lynne Sach that profiles three multi-faceted artists who have embraced the moving image throughout their lives.

The B-Side is a departure from Morris' usual style, leaving his hefty Interrotron camera behind and switching to a more mobile setup, allowing him to follow the energetic Dorfman more freely.

"A gentle-hearted gem. As profoundly subtle as it is subtly profound." -Variety