American Journey: In Robert Frank's Footsteps
- Rated NR
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 8/24/2010
The National Gallery of Art has cited Swiss photographer Robert Franks iconic book, the Americans as the book that changed the course of 20th-century photography. More than half a century later, filmmaker Philippe Seclier, traces Franks road trips across the continent, searching out the same small-town tableaus and vistas on vacant highways that inspired the photographers intimate and moving images of isolation, loneliness, and division by race and class. Seclier aims not to replicate Franks vision, but to provide insight into the experiences and process that brought his powerful work into being. From Texas to Montana, from Nebraska to Louisiana, from New York to San Francisco, An American Journey is a 15,000 mile odyssey through contemporary America, moving between past and present, photography and cinema, and two Americas, separated by time.