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Courtesy of the MFAH

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Directed by Robert Frank and Rudy Wurlitzer

1988

Switzerland/Canada/France

91 minutes

35mm

Showtimes

As the distributor and archive for the films of photographer/filmmaker Robert Frank, the MFAH is pleased to showcase titles from the Robert Frank Collection.

Candy Mountain, Robert Frank's collaboration with novelist Rudy Wurlitzer, follows a struggling musician (Kevin J. O’Connor) who sets out to find legendary guitar maker Elmore Silk (Harris Yulin) in hopes of striking a deal to make himself rich and famous. The film also stars Bulle Ogier (Celine & Julie Go Boating) and features cameos by iconic figures of the 1980s music world: Dr. John, Joe Strummer, Buster Poindexter, Leon Redbone, Rockets Redglare, and Tom Waits, among others.

“In a way, this shaggy-dog hipster road film is Frank's ultimate work—evoking the end of the road and even the end of Endsville—but he has persevered.” —Village Voice