Monsieur Contraste

Director: Rodrigo Dorfman
Documentary Feature :: Vanguard
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Screening Info:
Friday, November 9
1:30 PM
Thalian Black
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Cinematography Rodrigo Dorfman
Jean-Christian Rostagni is a French photographer in the American South who would rather stay true to the purity of his art than satisfy what he sees as the demons of marketing.

When his wife gives him one year to make it as an artist or get a real job, he lands a gallery show that could be his last chance.

Monsieur Contraste explores the work and the vision of a complex artist who has spent the last four decades making photography his religion. We see what it takes to create ambitious art, the process and its toll, physically and financially, on an entire family.
*Filmmaker in attendance.

Screening with Irish Folk Furniture

Director Bio:
Rodrigo Dorfman is an award-winning filmmaker and multimedia producer who has worked with POV, HBO, Salma Hayek's Ventanazul and the BBC among others. His films have screened at some of the top international film festivals in the world (Toronto, Full Frame, Edinburgh, Telluride, Human Rights Watch). With his father he won best screenplay award from the Writer's Guild of Great Britain for "Prisoners in Time" (1997).Rodrigo Dorfman recently won the Jury Award for Best Short at the Full Frame Film Festival. He is currently in post-production for his next feature "Tommy! The Dreams I Keep Inside Me".