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Directed by Kirsten Johnson
102 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

*Post-film Skype Q&A with director Kirsten Johnson moderated by KUER RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into Cameraperson, a tapestry of footage captured over the twenty-five-year career of documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson. Through a series of episodic juxtapositions, Johnson explores the relationships between image makers and their subjects, the tension between the objectivity and intervention of the camera, and the complex interaction of unfiltered reality and crafted narrative. A work that combines documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry, Cameraperson is both a moving glimpse into one filmmaker’s personal journey and a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.

Official Selection: 2016 Sundance Film Festival, 2016 SXSW Film Festival, 2016 True/False Film Festival

“… a uniquely insightful memoir-cum-critical-treatise on the nature and ethics of [Johnson’s] craft.”
— Variety

“…[With] the emotional collage work of Johnson’s directorial outing, Sundance’s documentary section was more exciting than ever.”
— IndieWire

“… a beautifully curated collage …”
— The Guardian

— The New York Times

“An enigmatic self-portrait…”
— The Hollywood Reporter

“…an extraordinary self-portrait and an existential statement.”
— Rolling Stone


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