Robert Frank documentary ‘Leaving Home, Coming Home’ will debut later this month

An in-depth look at the life of the photographer behind 'The Americans'.

Later this month New York City's Film Forum will host the US theatrical premiere of Gerald Fox's film Leaving Home, Coming Home: A Portrait of Robert Frank. Filmed back in 2004, it's the first time that the documentary will be shown stateside and Pop Photo got an exclusive look at the trailer, which you can watch in the link above.

Captured nearly a decade before 2015's Don't Blink, Leaving Home, Coming Home, captures Frank at a very different time in his career. The trailer shows the photographer contemplating moving away from the city that he has called home for most of his adult life. It also captures New York dealing with the early stages of gentrification.

Robert and June in yellow field of flowers
Robert Frank and his wife June Leaf.Courtesy of Greenwich Entertainment

“The yuppies, they have a right to live too, but I don’t want to live next to them,” Frank says in the trailer.

Frank initially felt that the film was too personal to be shown widley, which is why it remained largely unseen after it was completed. Shot between New York City and Nova Scotia, in the trailer we see Frank diving into how his book The Americans defined his career, his collaborations with Jack Kerouac and The Rolling Stones, and how the deep tragedies of his life have shaped the way in which he views the world.

The film opens at Film Forum on May 29 and will have a two week engagement through June 11.

Leaving Home Coming Home Cover
Leaving Home, Coming Home documentary poster featuring Robert Frank's N.Y.C. (Charlie Mingus), 1952Robert Frank; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
shadowy darkroom in New York
New York City, 7 Bleeker Street, 1996Robert Frank; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
couple on a motorcycle
Indianapolis, 1956Robert Frank, from The Americans ; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
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Canal Street New Orleans, 1955Robert Frank, from The Americans; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
people on trolley in New Orleans
Trolley New Orleans, 1955Robert Frank, from The Americans; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
woman at Ranch Market
Ranch Market Hollywood, 1956Robert Frank, from The Americans; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
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Parade Hoboken, New Jersey, 1955Robert Frank, from The Americans; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York