Woodstock Vermont Film Series


Mar 23

3:00pm to 5:30pm

Cameraperson Film

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-fie-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 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

Showing: 3pm & 5:30pm
102 Minutes

Order tickets: 802-457-2355 or online.