That Click (2019)

Rated N/R, Documentary, 90 Minutes

"That Click" is a documentary about legendary photographer Douglas Kirkland that with his camera portrayed sixty years of pop culture ranging from photojournalism to celebrity portraits, from film photography to global events. After taking some of the most iconic photos of Marilyn Monroe, with his unique style and approach he described fashion, celebrities and show business with immortal images that still influence us today. Douglas Kirkland is an American photographer renowned for his portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Brigitte Bardot, among others. "I have a genuine philosophy. I do not want to make negative pictures about people, and so I do everything I can to help make them feel comfortable in front of the camera," he has explained. Born on August 16, 1934 in Fort Erie, Canada, he began his career as an apprentice to the acclaimed photographer Irving Penn in 1957. Five years later, Kirkland was put on an assignment for Look magazine to photograph Coco Chanel. He spent three weeks with the designer, following her daily routine of looking at models, meeting with clients, and working on clothes. Over the decades that followed, Kirkland was employed as a photographer on more than 100 films, and in 1995, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Motion Pictures Society of Operating Cameramen. He currently lives and works in Hollywood Hills, CA. Today, the artist's photographs are held in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery in London, the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., among others.

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SBIFF Schedule
  • 01/16/2020
  • Metro 1
  • 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • 01/17/2020
  • Metro 4
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  • 01/24/2020
  • Lobero
  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Reviewed on January 16, 2020 by Jon Kaye


10 out of 10 - (Barbara H., Richard S.)
8.1 - For lovers of the image; rich iconic photos. (Laurie M.)
8.0 - (Sally T.)
7.5 - (Meryl B.)
7.0 - (Patsy F., Peter T.)
4.0 - Too long. (Carla L.)

Craft 0%
Artistry 0%
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