• The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (2017)

The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

Release Date: June 30th, 2017

R |1 hr 16 min

Plot Summary

A profile of celebrated portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman, whose friends and subjects include Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dylan.

Cast: Elsa Dorfman

Director: Errol Morris

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Moxie Pictures, Fourth Floor Productions

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Wendy IdeScreen International

    Not only is it an affectionate and personal film – the subject, Elsa Dorfman, is a long-standing friend and Morris’s emotional investment in her story is evident in every frame. It’s also far more informal in approach than his normal forthright technique. show more

  • 80
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

    Dorfman declares that she was never a media or critics’ darling. “I was at the bottom of the list,” she says when talking about her position in the ranks of modern photography. This film will convince you that she definitely deserves a higher position in the pantheon. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Ms. Dorfman, bless her open heart, has been captivated by the surfaces of the people she shoots, of how they seem. “I am totally not interested in capturing their souls.” show more

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