Robert Frank Retrospective: Candy Mountain

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Saturday, June 13, 2009, 3:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Cocreated with writer Rudy Wurlitzer, Candy Mountain was Frank's most widely distributed and expensive productions, and the cast includes several renowned musicians. The tale follows Julius Book, a would-be musician who embarks on a journey from New York to Nova Scotia in search of the musician's Holy Grail: the elusive guitar maker, Elmore Silk. Along the way, Book learns hard life lessons as he faces optimism and hope, as well as failure and disillusionment.


Codirected with Rudy Wurlitzer

Additional Info

1988, 91 min., 35mm

Image: Robert Frank, Candy Mountain (still), 1988; photo courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and Robert Frank

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.