Gordon Willis

See It Big! Gordon Willis

January 30–March 1, 2015

Gordon Willis (1931-2014) may have been the greatest New York-based cinematographer, a maverick who worked outside the Hollywood system both geographically and artistically. Willis was a strong-willed and uncompromising visionary and a vital creative partner to directors including Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, and Alan Pakula. His artistry can only be fully appreciated on the big screen, making Gordon Willis the ideal subject of the first cinematography retrospective in See it Big!   

See It Big! is an ongoing series organized by Reverse Shot editors Michael Koresky and Jeff Reichert, Chief Curator David Schwartz, and Assistant Film Curator Aliza Ma.