PN 51: Errol Morris & Elsa Dorfman on “The B-Side”
Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman has worked for several decades on Polaroid’s rare 20″ x 24” format camera. She had a loyal clientele in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but was hardly known outside. Now she is the subject of Errol Morris’ new film “The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography.” Morris and his wife Julia are longtime friends of Dorfman and her husband Harvey Silverglate (a criminal defense lawyer who comes up in Morris’ book “A Wilderness of Error”).
Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers interviews Morris and Dorfman together. Morris discusses his new film in the context of his past work including “Gates of Heaven,” “Fast, Cheap & Out of Control,” and the Oscar-winner “The Fog of War.”
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