21st February Coming to Light USA 1999 B&W/Colour (86min)

Dir Anne Makepeace ~ voice of Bill Pullman

"The Odyssean photographic career and poignantly forlorn life of Edward S. Curtis are charted with impressive sensitivity by Anne Makepeace in this overdue and very welcome docu portrait. Famous in his prime for his exhaustive documentation of traditional American Indian life throughout the West during the first three decades of the 20th Century, Curtis suffered as his reputation went into total eclipse during the last part of his long life; his staggering accomplishments were only recognised again in the 70s, beginning a rediscovery process that continues with this film.