Fred Stein: Out of Exile

a film by Dawn Freer, Peter Stein

Fred Stein: Out of Exile

2020 | 90:00 min

Formal Categories

Biography / Portrait History Arts

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Many people know the photos of Fred Stein but few know his name. His street scenes of Paris in the 1930s and New York in the 1940s and his portraits of famous personalities are well-known. This film seeks out this forgotten photographer. Who was this man who fled the Nazis, first to Paris and then to New York, and who, despite such upheaval, had a positive, often humorous view of the world? His son Peter traces his father's footsteps in a very personal film.
Fred Stein died before photography was recognized as an art form, and his work lay forgotten in a closet. His son Peter Stein has brought his father's work to the public, and it is being rediscovered through exhibits in museums around the world.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Dawn Freer, Peter Stein
  • Producer Peter Stein, Irene Höfer
  • Screenwriter Peter Stein, Dawn Freer
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Production Company
Medea Film Factory GmbH
Lützowplatz 9, 10785 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 25295330

Fax: +49 30 25295332
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