Post-screening discussion with Laura Israel, producer Melinda Shopsin, editor Alex Bingham, and MoMA curator Josh Siegel
The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
Film still by Robert Frank. © Robert Frank

PopRally celebrates The Contenders 2016 with a special screening of Don’t Blink, an intimate portrait of one of photography’s greatest artists, Robert Frank. The screening will be followed by a conversation between MoMA curator Josh Siegel and Frank’s longtime editor and friend, filmmaker Laura Israel. Stick around after the film for music, beer and wine, and more conversation.

Please note: This event is part of the PopRally program and regular film ticketing policies do not apply. There will be no additional tickets released for this special screening. You must be 21 or older to attend this event.

Don’t Blink: Robert Frank. 2015. USA. Directed by Laura Israel. 82 min.

Still wise and irreverent at 92, Frank received his first museum exposure in Edward Steichen’s 1950 MoMA group show Photographs by 51 Photographers. Since then, the Museum has become a major repository of his photographs, including one of the world’s largest holdings of gelatin silver prints from his seminal book The Americans. In recognition of MoMA’s recent acquisition of the Robert Frank film collection, The Contenders presents this wonderful and revealing new documentary profile of an artist who always preferred to express himself through his pictures and films.

PopRally is a series of events at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 that serve as a gateway for young and diverse audiences to engage with MoMA. Led by a cross-departmental committee of Museum staff, PopRally produces dynamic programs including artist collaborations, performances, film screenings, and digital content that encourage new and experimental ways of encountering modern and contemporary art. This summer, join us for MoMA PopRally × New York, a creative journey across New York City. From Staten Island to the Bronx, we’re heading to each of the five boroughs with artist collaborations, performance, music, food, film, and more. MoMA PopRally × New York kicks off in Queens and continues into the summer and fall with events in Staten Island, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. In October, the series culminates in Manhattan with MoMA’s reopening and an interactive exploration of our new home. You’ll be invited to a first look at the new MoMA, our expanded galleries, and the reimagined display of our collection—as always, PopRally style.

    This film accompanies The Contenders 2016.
    This film is part of PopRally.