Film Screening

Multiple Dates
Robert Frank Retrospective: Program 4

Part of Robert Frank Retrospective

Date + Time

Saturday, May 23, 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 4, 7:00 p.m.

Location

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Overview

Hunter, 1989, 36 min., 16mm
Last Supper, 1992, 52 min., 16mm
Total running time: 88 min.

In the words of Robert Frank, Hunter is about ". . . a man whose destiny is not to find a destination. . . . A man who fears that he will never find what his imagination compels him to look for, a mystical traveler going by train and by car through . . . language and landscape." The film was shot entirely on location in Germany's industrial Ruhr region in September/October 1989 and is in German, Turkish, and English (with English subtitles where appropriate). Print courtesy of Alfred C. Glassell III in honor of Alfred C. Glassell, Jr.

Last Supper takes place in an empty lot in Harlem. An elite group of New Yorkers prepare for a book-signing party given in honor of a writer who never shows up. Local residents, dealing with the practicality of life, look on as the guests obsess about identity, status, and success. Finally, the writer's fears and doubts are understood, with ironic implications.

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SFMOMA would like to thank the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, home of the Robert Frank Film and Video Archive, for its support in providing prints and other assistance for this program.