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William Eggleston In the Real World
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Michael Almereyda


In 1976, at the age of 37, unassuming photographer William Eggleston shook the foundations of the art world with his show of color photographs at the Museum of Modern Art. Three decades later, filmmaker Michael Almereyda seeks to capture the photographer's singular vision of elevated mundanity, despite the professed inability of both to evoke it in words; he is largely successful because he was given unprecedented access to the shy, retiring artist. Almereyda accompanies Eggleston on a trip to Kentucky, where he photographs Gus Van Sant's childhood home, as well as to a show at the Getty Museum in L.A. But most telling are the moments spent in Eggleston's hometown of Memphis, as well as a comprehensive look at photographs from throughout his career.

Film Info

RUNTIME - 84 minutes

YEAR - 2005

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

COUNTRY - United States

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Color, Full-Frame

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