B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography

  • Thur Oct 5
B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography
Errol Morris
Elsa Dorfman

Director Errol Morris (The Fog of War, Pet Cemetery) carefully profiles his friend and portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman and the technology that inspired her art. Dorfman has long worked with large-format polaroid photography, a medium that acts as a foil of sorts for her charisma and unbridled creativity. Photography devotees will love the extensive scenes of Dorfman and Morris discussing film and photography. Literature and music fans can revel in Dorfman’s photographs of Audre Lorde, Allan Ginsberg, Anais Nin, Bob Dylan, Jorge Luis Borges, and many others. “There are sections of his films where it feels as if you’re inside the mind of a brilliant college professor with an eye for beauty, seeing the images that flash through his mind as he ponders the deeper meaning of the material he’s arranging into a story—or more accurately, a portrait.” (RogerEbert.com)

website: bsidefilm.com/

DCP 'Scope color
1 hour 16 minutes
release year/country
2017 USA