In his legendary documentary film career Errol Morris has taken on some of the weightiest issues of our day, like the death penalty in THE THIN BLUE LINE and the Vietnam War in THE FOG OF WAR.
THE B-SIDE isn’t one of those movies.
THE B-SIDE: ELSA DORFMAN’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY is a gentle and loving profile of a modest photographer who has taken pictures of some of the leading literary and music luminaries of our time, all at her home, all using a rare large format Polaroid camera.
Just because Morris isn’t mining the depths of crime and history doesn’t mean THE B-SIDE is any less profound than his other works. THE B-SIDE is a beautiful look at a life lived creatively, and at the healing spark that animates a unique artist.
«A gentle-hearted gem...as profoundly subtle as it is subtly profound»
«Warm and hugely entertaining...endlessly charming»
-, The Guardian
«A film with much to say about how we choose to think about the lives we've lived»
«Morris is a master craftsman»
-, Sight & Sound