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