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F/11 and Be There (AFF Documentary)
October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - $12
Watch the first ever documentary on Burk Uzzle. Initially grounded in documentary photography when he was the youngest photographer ever hired by LIFE magazine at age 23, his work then grew into a combination of split-second impressions reflecting the human condition during his tenure as a member of the prestigious international Magnum cooperative founded by one of his mentors Henri Cartier-Bresson. For fifteen years, Uzzle was an active contributor to the evolution of the organization and served as its President in 1979 and 1980. During the sixteen years he was associated with Magnum, he produced some of the most recognizable images we have of Woodstock (album cover and worldwide reproduction of its iconic couple hugging at dawn) to the assassination and funeral of Martin Luther King Jr. to our comprehension for the experience of Cambodian war refugees.
The documentary captures photographer Burk Uzzle, one of America’s greatest visual poets, in his element―creating museum exhibitions with a local community, traveling America’s back roads in search of hidden treasures of Americana and using his vast archive as a guide to confront race, inequality and injustice. F/11 and Be There is not your usual documentary narrative with a beginning, middle and end; it is in itself a parallel work of art where all parts reinforce the whole and serve as a canvas to capture Uzzle as a photographic force majeure.
Austin Film Festival Screening Dates and Locations:
BETHELL HALL inside St. David’s Episcopal Church, 301 East 8th St., Austin, 78701. Sunday, October 28th @ 6:30PM followed by Q&A with Director, Producer and Burk Uzzle
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE VILLAGE, 2700 W Anderson Ln, Austin, 78757. Tuesday – October 30th @ 1 PM
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