Greenwich Entertainment acquires theatrical rights to Sasha Waters Freyer's doc on photographer acclaimed as greatest of his time
Director Sasha Waters Freyer is leaving South by Southwest with a filmmaking prize, and a distribution deal.
Greenwich Entertainment will handle theatrical distribution of her documentary Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable, an announcement that came shortly after the film won a special jury prize at SXSW. At the festival's awards ceremony Tuesday night documentary jurors hailed the doc as "Best Feminist Reconsideration of a Male Artist."
Winogrand (1928-1984) won widespread acclaim for street photography that catalogued American life from New York to Texas and Los Angeles. Curator John Szarkowski, director of photography at MoMA in New York, famously termed Winogrand the greatest photographer of his era.
In an interview with Nonfictionfilm.com Freyer said Winogrand elevated the art form beyond photojournalism to a kind of street poetry. But an ill-fated book of photographs published at the height of the women's liberation movement tarnished his reputation. Click below for our conversation with the director.
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.