Close Up

26 February 2023: Close-Up on Danny Lyon Programme 4


Programme 4

Danny Lyon, 1985, 78 min

"Lyon's third film shot in Bernalillo, New Mexico and the final film with Willie Jaramillo. More explicitly concerned with the fate of his friend here than in either Little Boy or Llanito, Lyon enters the prisons and precincts where Willie or his childhood friends have served time, observing and interviewing him, his brothers, his fellow inmates, wardens, and anyone else in his circle of acquaintance, as if there might be a clue somewhere to the trouble that seems to endlessly and ruthlessly seek Willie out and take a hold of his fate." – Harvard Film Archive  

Danny Lyon, 2012, 10 min

“As more and more Americans become robots, Lyon searches for the soul of Amerika, and finds this...”

Screening as part of our Close-Up on Danny Lyon programme