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SFFILM Festival


Directed by D.W. Young

USA | Documentary | 111

25 Apr
Thu, Apr 25 at 2:30 pm PT
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James Hamilton, one of America’s foremost portrait photographers, gets his own portrait in D.W. Young’s charming documentary. In a career that spans decades, Hamilton’s pictures chronicle the cultural zeitgeist via celebrities, political icons, historic moments, and the ever shifting landscape of New York City. Richard Goldstein, Alexandra Jacobs, Thurston Moore, and Wes Anderson are among the former subjects that speak to his artistry and craft, their conversations peppered throughout with hundreds of his images. Patti Smith, Liza Minnelli, Lou Reed, Noah Baumbach, and Alfred Hitchcock are among the legends whose portraits become part of the documentary’s fabric. Hamilton’s friendship with Anderson makes up a large chapter of Hamilton’s career as the two become lifelong friends and collaborators after a fateful portrait session. Uncropped offers voyeuristic insight into a life of rare access and enviable vantage point. Hamilton’s work reminds us of the power of imagery and the value of print journalism.

Director D.W. Young

D.W. Young is an editor, writer, producer, and director. Among his features are The Happy House (2013) and The Booksellers (2019). His latest short is Dancing on the Silk Razor (2023).

Film Details

Language English

Year 2023

Premiere California

Runtime 111

Country USA

Director D.W. Young

Executive Producer Wes Anderson, Chris Fralic, Irma Fralic, Dan Wechsler

Producer Judith Mizrachy, D.W. Young

Editor D.W. Young

Cinematographer Francesco Saviano, Marika Hacking, Arlene Muller

Music David Ullmann

Closed Captions Closed Captions are confirmed for this program

Audio Description Audio Descriptions are not yet confirmed for this program

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language Interpretation is not currently scheduled for this film