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

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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.)


Thursday, August 10, 2017 (All day)


Film Society of Lincoln Center, Howard Gilman Theater
144 W. 65th St., south side
New York, NY 10023


(212) 875-5610