William Eggleston in the Real World
Written and directed by Michael Almereyda
Palm Pictures / Umvd, 2006



Synopsis

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 Michael Almereyda's 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. The film shows a deep connection between Eggleston's enigmatic personality and his groundbreaking work.

Reviews

'Brilliant! A remarkably intimate but also discreet portrait.' - Artforum