Cameraperson by Kirsten Johnson

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2016 / 103min / DCP / Watch Trailer

DIRECTOR: Kirsten Johnson

Conversation with Kirsten Johnson & Marilyn Ness, Producer of Cameraperson

A visual diary composed of decades of personal archival footage, CAMERAPERSON gives the audience an unprecedented view into the life of a cinematographer. Past the surface level synopsis, however, this film asks the viewer what it means to view and observe the world in a meaningful way, and what it means to be human by following veteran director of photography, Kirsten Johnson, around the world. Not your average documentary, CAMERAPERSON is visceral, universal, and breathtaking. You will walk away with a refreshed perception of the world. A critical darling, CAMERAPERSON debuted at Sundance to a wide acclaim, and went on to garner numerous awards and nominations, including the top prize at Sheffield Doc Fest.

Kirsten Johnson has worked as both a documentary cinematographer and director committing herself to human rights issues and visual creativity. She is the principal cinematographer on over 40 feature-length documentaries and has been credited on countless others. After graduating from Brown University in 1987 with a BA in Fine Arts and Literature she travelled to Senegal to study with acclaimed filmmakers Djibril Diop Mambéty and Ousmane Sembène. After graduating from La Femis she went on to shoot a number of highly-acclaimed and award-winning documentaries including PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL, FAHRENHEIT 9/11, THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED and CITIZENFOUR.

Marilyn Ness is a two-time Emmy, Peabody, and DuPont Award-winning filmmaker, working as a producer and a director. She is the producer of CAMERAPERSON which premiered at Sundance 2016, was released by the Criterion Collection, and was shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Awards.

* Preceded by a showing of VESLEMØY’S SONG dir. Sofia Bohdanowicz (2018 / 9mins) presented by MUBI



Saturday, October 26th, 2019



Please arrive at least 10 minutes early as screenings & panels will start on time.



Quad Cinema

34 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011