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WATCH – William Eggleston in the Real World

In 1976, William Eggleston’s hallucinatory, Faulknerian images were featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s first one-man exhibition of color photographs.

It is rare for an artist of such stature to allow himself to be shown as unguarded as Eggleston does in this intimate portrait. The filmmaker tracks the photographer on trips to Kentucky, LA and NY, but gives particular attention to downtime in Memphis, Eggleston’s home base

Directed by Michael Almereyda (Escapes, Marjorie Prime, Experimenter), and released in a new edition, William Eggleston in the Real World examines the deep connection between the photographer’s enigmatic personality and his groundbreaking work.

DIRECTOR : Michael Almereyda
CAST : Leigh Haizlip, William J. Eggleston, Michael Almereyda


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