Revelation Film Festival 2014

2016 Films


Don’t Blink: Robert Frank

Dir: Laura Israel
Year: 2015
Country: Canada/USA/France
Duration: 88mins

Australian Premiere

Robert Frank’s debut photographic work The Americans changed the way people saw photography. Frank’s vision was unique as he caught people’s lives, exploring an unseen world.

Over the decades he has documented the Beats, the Rolling Stones, and the lives of ordinary working people.

More than a pioneer of photography, Frank is also a groundbreaking indie filmmaker, working with everybody from Tom Waits to William Burroughs to Jack Kerouac and, of course, the Rolling Stones.

In Don’t Blink award-winning director Laura Israel (Windfall) tells Frank’s story, exploring his life and work, with Frank – famous for his dislike of interviews – opening up for the director.

Making Film Comment’s Top 10 Unreleased Films of 2015, Don’t Blink is a beautiful portrait of an exceptional photographer and filmmaker. 

A provocative portrait of its equally provocative subject…. the film vividly conveys his artistic spirit, defiant iconoclasm and lifelong aversion to compromise.” – Hollywood Reporter.

Sat 9, 6.45pm, SX (Buy Tickets)
Sun 17, 5pm, Luna Leederville (Buy Tickets)