Friday, December 30 - Thursday, January 5, 2017
Special encore engagement!
What does it mean to film someone? How does it affect the subject—and what does it do to the filmer? Johnson, the cinematographer behind such essential documentaries as Citizenfour, Farenheit 9/11, The Invisible War and dozens more, draws on the remarkable footage she’s shot throughout her career to craft an extraordinary, impressionistic, deeply poetic self-portrait. Revisiting and recontextualizing her life’s work, her film becomes a meditation on film’s uncanny ability to connect us to each other.
Official selection: Sundance Film Festival, New Directors/New Films
“Transfixing… unlike anything you’ve seen before… a remarkably intimate film…Ms. Johnson proves to be as skilled at organizing the images as she is at capturing them, assembling evocative montages of images drawn from radically different times, places and projects…The brilliance of ‘Cameraperson’ is that it invites and rewards such speculation even as its gaze remains fixed on the concrete, deceptively mundane details of the visible, physical world.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“Transcendent…there’s never been a memoir quite like this.” -Eric Kohn, Indiewire
“Mesmerizing… unfolds with beauty and purpose.” -Bilge Ebiri, The Village Voice
“Profound…a richly human document.” – ustin Chang, Los Angeles Times
- Country USA
- Running Time 102 minutes
- Website http://www.janusfilms.com/
- Director Kirsten Johnson