CRAFT & CREATIVITY: A CONVERSATION WITH KIRSTEN JOHNSON (2020)

  • Award
  • 30min

**Oct. 16 2:00 pm

In 2016, longtime award-winning cinematographer, KIRSTEN JOHNSON made her directorial debut with her film, Cameraperson. The Grand Jury Prize winner of 9 international film festivals, Cameraperson was named as one of the “Top Ten Documentaries” of 2016 by The New York Times and The Washington Post. This year, Kirsten returns with a very personal film, Dick Johnson is Dead, about her 86-year-old psychiatrist father. With its truly original premise – staging imaginary ways for her father to die - Kirsten’s fantastic inventiveness and imaginative spirit are on full display. It’s also a beautiful expressions of a daughter’s devotion to her aging father – and his to her.

JAZZ TANGCAY, artisans editor at Variety, talks with Kirsten about her move from cinematographer to director and pushing the envelope with her exceptional craft and creativity.

DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD is currently streaming on Netflix.