Mature Audiences Only

Pleased with Robert Frank’s photographs for the cover of their 1972 album Exile on Main St., the Rolling Stones invited him to document their next U.S. tour. Frank and his collaborator, Danny Seymour, created the observational documentary capturing the legendary musicians and their entourages in private encounters—later considered too revealing by some of the band members. This cult classic is available courtesy of the Museum’s longtime involvement with Robert Frank’s photography and films.

“A ragged travelogue of debauchery and despair ... a hell of a film, in every sense. It shares in the verité trappings of Gimme Shelter, but if [directors Albert and David] Maysles’s preferred aesthetic was ‘direct cinema,’ Frank’s is more like indirect cinema: impressionistic, collagist, morally and emotionally destabilizing.” —Slate

• Read Glasstire’s review.

• See what the New Yorker said about this documentary.

• Check out Variety’s take on the film.

Special Ticket Prices
$10 general admission
MFAH members, seniors (65+), and students with ID receive $2 discount

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Director
Robert Frank and Danny Seymour
Released
1972
Country
USA
Running Time
93 minutes
Format
Digital, Color