Me And My Brother

Feb 18 - Feb 19, 2009

(Robert Frank, USA, 1969, 35mm, 91 min)

Sponsored by the Hideout Bar

The first feature film by photographer/filmmaker Robert Frank is a bold experimental hybrid of documentary and fiction. Catatonic schizophrenic Julius Orlovsky is taken by his brother, poet Peter Orlovsky, and Allen Ginsberg across the country on their reading tour. Partially written by Sam Shepard, this portrait of the wild and freewheeling 1960’s entangles realities as the real Julius is replaced by actor Joseph Chaikin, and at one point Robert Frank himself is portrayed by a young Christopher Walken (in his first film).

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