Cameraperson

Kirsten Johnson
| USA
| 2016
| 90 min

Kirsten Johnson is one of the most notable cinematographers working in documentary cinema today, having shot Citizenfour, Happy Valley, Fahrenheit 9/11 and many other acclaimed documentaries. With the award winner Cameraperson, Johnson presents an extraordinary and deeply poetic film of her own. Johnson delves into her vast catalogue and weaves together scenes from 25 years of work, each illuminating a little further the complex relationships between filmer and filmed, and between story and craft. Coupled with new material, what emerges from this cinematic exercise is both a visually radical personal memoir and an elegant meditation on the relationship between storytelling and the camera frame.

Director
Kirsten Johnson
Producer
Marilyn Ness, Kirsten Johnson
Premiere
Sydney Premiere
Section
Panorama
Festival Year
2016