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One of the year’s best (and most nominated) documentaries is a captivating celebration of famed cinematographer Kirsten Johnson and an exploration of the relationship between an artist and her subjects.
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 collected 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 hybrid 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.
“Cameraperson summons us to really think about a world that is more connected than we may realize.” – Toronto Star
“Personal footage of Johnson’s family and friends, woven into the documentary scenes, enhances the sense that any life is a series of amazements.” – Chicago Reader
“”Cameraperson” is a documentary unlike any other.” – San Francisco Chronicle
“The movie is an extraordinary self-portrait and an existential statement: I shoot, therefore I am.” – Rolling Stone
Director: Kirsten Johnston
Runtime: 103 minutes
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