Submarine Entertainment is backing a documentary on New York street photographer Garry Winogrand.
Directed by Sasha Waters Freyer, Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable is in production and will deliver in early 2017. Submarine is boarding the project as a coproducer and will handle North American rights.
The sales company will be on hand at the Cannes Film Festival this month to show a reel to prospective buyers. Wide House is handling international sales.
Winogrand, who died in 1984, is considered a seminal figure in American photography. His most famous work includes the shot of Marilyn Monroe with her skirt blown askew on the set of The Seven Year Itch, photos of Norman Mailer’s 50th birthday party and tourists at Dallas’ Dealy Plaza following U.S. president John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963.
Waters Freyer’s doc will piece together Winogrand’s story through his media appearances, newly discovered audio cassette recordings from 1977, his letters to friends, lovers and critics, and never-before-seen 8 mm film footage of family, New York City and iconic 1960s protests.
Interviewees featured in the film to date include photographer and curator Leo Rubinfien, photographer Tod Papageorge, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner and Winogrand’s widow Adrienne Lubeau, among others.
“The film will feature the most comprehensive study of Winogrand’s work that will be amazing eye candy on the big screen,” Submarine copresidents David Koh and Dan Braun, who negotiated the deal with Waters Freyer, said in a statement.
Waters Freyer is a short and feature doc filmmaker and the chair of the department of photography and film at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her doc feature credits include the ‘Independent Lens’ film Razing Appalachia, This American Gothic and Checkov For Children.