The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

A FILM BY: Errol Morris
STARRING: Elsa Dorfman

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.

"Uniquely fascinating...spending time with Elsa Dorfman is an invaluable experience." -– The Guardian

"Morris weaves together deeper threads like the master craftsman that he is." -– Sight & Sound

Technical Information

Production Year: 2017
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 76 mins
Format: DCP