2017 Milwaukee Film Festival

Sept. 28 - Oct. 12

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The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait...

Director: Errol Morris

Film Summary

Spotlight Presentations | 1:16 | 2016 | USA | | View Website

Acclaimed documentarian Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line) turns his camera on lifelong friend and photographer Elsa Dorfman in this entertaining and profound portrait of a portraitist. From her start in literary circles, where she photographed cultural titans of the day to her eventual discovery of her preferred format—large-scale 20-by-24-inch Polaroids of her subjects, always taking two, allowing them to choose so she could keep the titular B-sides—Morris warmly illuminates Dorfman's analog process for our digital world.

Director Errol Morris
Cast Elsa Dorfman
Executive Producer Robert Fernandez, Julia Sheehan
Producer Steven Hathaway
Cinematographer Nathan Allen Swingle
Editor Steven Hathaway

Film Sponsor

David and Madeleine Lubar

Community Partners

Haggerty Museum of Art, Coalition of Photographic Arts