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The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

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Errol Morris

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About the Movie

Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera. For the next thirty-five years she captured the “surfaces” of those who visited her Cambridge, Massachusetts studio: families, Beat poets, rock stars, and Harvard notables. As pictures begin to fade and her retirement looms, Dorfman gives Errol Morris an inside tour of her backyard archive. Official Selection: Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and New York Film Festival.


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 49
  • Fresh: 47
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: [An] enjoyable but also profound movie. – Glenn Kenny, New York Times, Jun 29, 2017

Fresh: Discount it at your peril: This portrait of the artist as an old woman is a gentle-hearted gem, as profoundly subtle as it is subtly profound. – Andrew Barker, Variety, Sep 13, 2016

Fresh: You can almost sense Morris smiling off-camera as she pulls each exposure from her file drawers for reminiscing and newfound scrutiny - that's how strong and warm his admiration is for Dorfman and the humble richness of her work. – Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, Jun 29, 2017

Fresh: This film will convince you that she definitely deserves a higher position in the pantheon. – Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 26, 2017

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The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2017

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