Cameraperson

$6.00$11.00

Mar. 23 • 3:00 & 5:30 pm

Not rated • 102 min.

Gotham Award nominee; Winner: Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

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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 in-tervention of the camera, and the complex interaction of unfiltered reality and crated 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 draws our attention not just to what we’re seeing, but to how we’re seeing it. It encourages us to wonder how a camera operator negotiates personal space in tense, intimate, emotionally fraught situations.” ~ Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

“Cameraperson summons us to really think about a world that is more connected than we may realize.” ~ Peter Howell, Toronto Star

Directed by Kirsten Johnson

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Show Time

3:00, 5:30

Adult/Child

Adult, Child