Self-Portrait with Cows Going Home and Other Works - A Portrait of Sylvia Plachy

Shorts in Competition: Documentary

New York Premiere

USA | 10 MINUTES | English |

SELF-PORTRAIT WITH COWS GOING HOME AND OTHER WORKS - A PORTRAIT OF SYLVIA PLACHY

Documentary
Richard Avedon wrote of fellow photographer Sylvia Plachy, "She makes me laugh and she breaks my heart." Ms. Plachy is perhaps best known for her weekly pictures in The Village Voice, but her images have been widely exhibited both in the United States and abroad. Self-Portrait is a rare film portrait of Ms. Plachy, who is, ironically, camera-shy. The result is a soulful and slightly eccentric look into the private world of one of the world's greatest living photographers, a perfect reflection of Ms. Plachy herself.

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Rebecca Dreyfus

Rebecca Dreyfus directed the award-winning documentary Stolen and the critically acclaimed Bye-Bye Babushka. She is a partner in the New York-based production company Persistence of Vision Films, where she is currently developing the feature narrative The Pornographers.
Directors of Photography
Albert Maysles, Rebecca Dreyfus, David Woolner
Original Score
Adrien Brody
Production Company
Maysles Films/Persistence of Vision
Producer
Susannah Ludwig
Executive Producer
Alison Bourke
Principal Cast
Sylvia Plachy, Albert Maysles
Editor
Megan Brennan