Thursday, December 1 | 5:30 & 8 pm
A tapestry of indelible images shot over her twenty-five-year career as an esteemed documentary cinematographer, Kirsten Johnson’s (Citizenfour) multiple-award-winning Cameraperson is both a rigorous philosophical treatise on the totemic power of moving images, and a searching, intimate memoir of a life in art. As the film moves swiftly across the globe—from a boxing ring in Brooklyn to Bosnia’s war-torn countryside to a Nigerian delivery ward—Cameraperson finds small moments of human connection and unexpected beauty in communities marked by torture and trauma. Through it all, Johnson’s watchful, empathetic presence behind the camera unites the flow of sounds and images into a resonant whole that is even greater than the sum of its remarkable parts.
Director Kirsten Johnson 2016 USA 102 minutes NR DCP