Jay Rosenblatt Shorts

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jay Rosenblatt is an internationally recognized artist who has been working as an independent filmmaker since 1980 and has completed over twenty-five films.  His work explores our emotional and psychological cores and is personal in its content yet universal in its appeal.  His films have received over 100 awards and have screened throughout the world – including a one week retrospective at the MOMA last fall.

Jay has prepared a special line-up for this STF appearance that includes:

Afraid So is about fear and anxiety; impending doom permeates the film.  (3 min)

Human Remains illustrates the banality of evil by creating intimate portraits of five of the 20th century’s most reviled dictators. (30 min)

King of the Jews Utilizing Hollywood movies, 1950’s educational films, personal home movies and religious films, the filmmaker depicts his childhood fear of Jesus Christ. These childhood recollections are a point of departure for larger issues such as the roots of Christian anti-Semitism. (18 min)

The Darkness of Day is a haunting meditation on suicide. It is comprised entirely of found 16mm footage that had been discarded. (26 min)

The D Train  An old man reflects on his entire life. How quickly it all goes by. (5 min)

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 82 minutes
  • Director Jay Rosenblatt

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