film/Still: The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography – Clyfford Still Museum



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film/Still: The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography

Wed, Nov 15, 2017, 7–9 pm
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Join us for our second season of film/Still with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, now at its newest location in Sloan’s Lake. The Museum is delighted to partner with Alamo to present groundbreaking films that address an array of themes about art and the human experience. At every screening, you’ll enjoy beers on tap; a full selection of wines and handcrafted cocktails; and a multicourse menu with service right to your seat.

The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography (Errol Morris, 2017, 76 minutes)

In 1980, portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20-by-24 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 a tour of her backyard archive.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 
4255 West Colfax Avenue

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Free bottomless popcorn for CSM members with member ID.


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