Robert Frank is the greatest living American photographer and is a filmmaker as well.
His seminal photographic book, The Americans, is still considered to be the most influential work of photography of the last 50 years.
Uniquely, his photographs and films reflect his own life and art in the most unflinchingly honest way and collectively, are regarded as maps of his journey through life.
His film, Pull My Daisy, narrated by Jack Kerouac, is regarded as the birth of experimental cinema in America.
The South Bank Show is a collaborative documentary that seamlessly interweaves between his lifetime of photography and filmmaking and the 80-year-old Frank today, who talks candidly about the tragedies of losing both his children.
Frank also talks about his legendary, but never yet seen, film about The Rolling Stones, Cocksucker Blues, which documented their wild tour across the USA in 1972.
This first ever documentary about Frank’s life coincides with a major retrospective at the Tate Modern which opens this October.
Produced & directed by Gerald Fox