“All Things Are Photographable isn’t contemptuous of Winogrand’s boorishness; any honest reflection of his life and work has to deal with the unvarnished whole of both, as he always did.”—David Ehrlich, IndieWire
Described as a poet, an athlete, and a philosopher of photography, Garry Winogrand harnessed the serendipity of the streets to capture America in the 1960s and ‘70s. His Leica M4 snapped spontaneous images of everyday people, from the Mad Men era of New York, to the early years of the Women’s Movement, to post-Golden Age Hollywood, all while observing themes of cultural upheaval, political disillusionment, intimacy, and alienation. Once derided by the critics, Winogrand’s “snapshot aesthetic” is now the universal language of contemporary image making.
Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable is the first cinematic treatment of Winogrand’s work, including selections from the thousands of rolls of film still undeveloped upon his unexpected death in 1984. Interviews with Tod Papageorge, Matthew Weiner, and others attest to Winogrand’s indisputable influence, both as an artist and chronicler of culture, while archived conversations with Jay Maisel highlight the gruff, streetwise perspective of a self-described “city hick from the Bronx.” In the tradition of Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson, Winogrand’s candid, psychological style transports us to a bygone world. A selection of the SXSW and San Francisco International Film Festival. 2018, U.S., DCP, 90 minutes. Recommended for 16+.
Director Sasha Waters Freyer will participate in a post-screening discussion of the film by Skype after the Sunday, December 9, 3 pm screening.