Incomparable Rose Hartman

A gorgeously shot, sharply edited portrait.

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The Incomparable Rose Hartman

A world premiere at SXSW that screened at over a dozen festivals including Toronto’s HotDocs and DOC NYC, “The Incomparable Rose Hartman” exposes the irascibly candid, now 80-year-old woman behind some of pop culture’s most enduring images, particularly from the Studio 54 era and her pioneering work behind the scenes of 7th Avenue. Hartman’s pictures continue to fascinate, riding that thrilling line between public and private, proof that the rich and famous operate in a forbidden stratosphere behind velvet ropes and catwalks where Rose lies in wait. Although Hartman rejects the idea that she was or is some kind of paparazza, insisting she was always and remains today an invited guest, much of her work is about moments we’re not necessarily supposed to see. Some have called her “the Tasmanian Devil of photography.”
Genre
Documentary, Art & Artists, History, Fashion, Women and Film
Runtime
71
Language
English
Director
Øtis Mass
FEATURED REVIEW
Jessi Cape, Austin Chronicle

A living testament to one of her most iconic photos, Rose Hartman arrived on the back of a white horse at the world premiere of the documentary about her life. Hartman carved her place in history with fearless ambition and an eye for photographing split-second intimate moments of high fashion and ...

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