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Miami Premiere Engagement! CAMERAPERSON by Kirsten Johnson

  • 26 Oct 2016
  • 9:00 PM - 10:42 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
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WED, OCT 26, 9p:

Miami Premiere Engagement!


Documentary by KIRSTEN JOHNSON/2016/1hr, 42mins.

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.

WINNER: Best Documentary Feature DOXA Doc Film Festival

Official Selection: Miami International Film Festival

Best Documentary Feature Montclair Film Festival

Special Jury Prize RiverRun Film Festival

Jury Prize Sarasota Film Festival

Traverse City Film Festival Founder’s Prize

Sheffield International Best Documentary Feature

“100 on Metacritic: HUMANITY PERMEATES CAMERAPERSON, THANKS TO JOHNSON’S PRESENCE, so as experimental as it is, it's also stirring and poignant, with a tangible sense of empathy intact in every frame.”-Katie Walsh, the Playlist

“100 on Metacritic: All this could have easily become a cacophony of disconnected sights and sounds, but CAMERAPERSON UNFOLDS WITH BEAUTY AND PURPOSE- mixing the fluidity of a dream with the acuity of an essay. Johnson teases out themes and finds echoes across the years.”-Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

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