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The Incomparable Rose Hartman (2017)

The Incomparable Rose Hartman (2017)

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You may not know her by name but you've seen her work. Starting with Studio 54 and moving forward into the New York celebrity fashion scene, Rose has photographed every major celebrity, fashion designer, artist, and socialite who has ever ventured out into the nightlife of NYC. Rose was one of the first photographers to capture the backstage environment of the fashion world and is known by the industry elite as the woman who takes a portrait that the subject would have taken themselves. The film follows Rose through her life of entrée as she put the lives of the glamorous and famous on film that serves as one of the few visual histories of NYC.

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Mass commits the lazy doc sin of over-interviewing - dozens of talking heads fly by in just the first few minutes - which blurs the portrait in a soup of repeated comments as you try to assess who knew her and who's just pontificating.

July 6, 2017 | Full Review…

The Incomparable Rose Hartman doesn't quite make the case for lengthily profiling its irascible and not particularly interesting subject.

June 5, 2017 | Full Review…

Mass makes good use of Hartman's archival images, keeping things flowing with a steady stream of glittery nostalgia. But what's especially interesting is the striking ambivalence of her peers.

June 2, 2017 | Full Review…

Pushy, judgmental, tart-tongued and self-obsessed, the photographer at the heart of Otis Mass's penetrating documentary, "The Incomparable Rose Hartman," is, like her snapshots, a piece of work.

May 31, 2017 | Full Review…

A gorgeously shot, sharply edited portrait ...

May 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Never less than entertaining, 'The Incomparable' has Hartman relentlessly promoting her latest book, being pushy at art exhibits, and haranguing her director, "You don't know how to do your job."

June 9, 2017 | Full Review…

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