“Magnum photographer Micha Bar-Am’s life and work is powerfully, sometimes painfully recounted through still images and offscreen voiceover in Ran Tal’s multilayered documentary that questions the psychological effects of shooting atrocities.” – The Film Verdict
1341 Frames of Love and War (Ran Tal, 2022, 90 min, Israel, Hebrew with English subtitles, DCP)
For a year and a half, the acclaimed photo-journalist Micha Bar-Am allowed director Ran Tal to enter his vast archive of negatives. Composed entirely of images that Bar-Am took over more than fifty years, 1341 Frames of Love and War reveals the enormous price that comes along with documenting atrocities and wars. “The most horrible things are sometimes aesthetic,” says Bar-Am. 1341 Frames provides an intimate portrait of an artist and a meditation on memory, violence and identity.
Followed by Q&A with director Ran Tal.
Preceded by a reception at 6:30PM in the Ruby Lounge.