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Cameraperson

Cameraperson is a movie starring Jacques Derrida, Kirsten Johnson, and Roger Phenix. Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What...

Other Titles
Kamerainsan, 持摄像机的人, A kamera mögött
Running Time
1 hours 42 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Kirsten Johnson
Writer
Doris Baizley, Lisa Freedman
Actors
Roger Phenix, Kirsten Johnson, Jacques Derrida
Country
USA
Year
2016
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

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-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 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.

Comments about documentary «Cameraperson» (32)

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Jacob Jackson

The Cameraperson is an interesting film that shows the sometimes disturbing side of the American documentary film. The film shows the process of filming in the black and white era, when film was an important and effective medium for storytelling. It's a different time in American history that's being depicted in a very realistic fashion. We have a young African American woman named Molly (Lena Olin) who travels to New Orleans to pursue her dream of making documentary films. She's a woman who's naive, loves her father, and wants to do something with her life. The film follows her as she attempts to make a documentary about the city of New Orleans, and its inhabitants. There's a lot of shooting in the movie, and the editing is effective in showing how Molly has to work and grow up quickly. The editing is actually fairly quiet in some places, and gives the audience a sense that the editing itself is important. It's also interesting to see the challenges that Molly has to face during the filming process. She's seen by many people as an outsider, and it's clear that this is an image that her father is able to reinforce in her. The film also shows how Molly's father is an essential part of her life, as she comes to understand that she is only able to focus on herself. This is a good film, but it also does show the issues of racism in America at a time when the subject is still being addressed.

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Johnny L.

Cameraperson (2016) Directed by Kurt Kline and produced by Jonathan Eig. Four American cameramen, all full time film makers, are on assignment in a foreign country and are asked to film the lead up to a major election. Two are activists and the other two are journalists. The four cameramen follow the leader of the opposition while reporting on the elections for the major American news outlets. They do not speak English, but instead write and speak French with the people. Their interviews are transcribed in English, and the subtitles are made up by the native English speakers. The interviews are interspersed with interviews with other persons with one of the leaders, the leader's family, and the politicians. The interviews with the journalists are most revealing and enlightening. The question of the final election is never mentioned, and the cameras only record what happens in the first two weeks. This gives the viewers the opportunity to hear directly from the people about what is going on in their country. The movie is very interesting and enlightening. The film is very well made, but I would have liked to have seen more interviews with the media personalities. Overall, I would give this film a 10 out of 10.

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Ethan E.

After seeing his upcoming documentary 'The Reel: The Rise and Fall of James Franco', I really was looking forward to this. I'm really glad that I didn't pay to see it at the theater. It's truly a must see documentary for everyone in the film and documentary film makers. It will show you how Franco's career has gone down hill over the last few years. He was once a hot commodity, but now, he's really not that much of a threat anymore. I'm sure that Franco will be looking to do some really good films, because he's finally in his prime. I was really excited to see this. I know that the documentary itself will be a great hit for Franco and his fans. He needs to have a great time talking about his career and film making, and also do interviews with some of his fans. He needs to get his first big break. I hope he does!

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Nicole

How many times have you heard of those people who know nothing about the movies, are just looking for a good story, but can't find it? They're like the people that walk around, trying to find the pizza place in the corner of the street. It's like they don't want to pay money to see a movie. They say that they can't believe they are wasting time and money, when they could be doing something more productive, like working at a fast food restaurant. This documentary is a good reminder that there are people like this, and if you're a person who is trying to make a good life for yourself and your family, you should not watch it.

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Patrick

Very well done documentary. I wish it were longer, but it's full of great interviews with filmmakers, filmmakers and actors. It's about as much as you could hope for in a single movie. There are some really great interviews with some of the most important documentary filmmakers of all time. The film is still as much about the filmmakers as it is about the subject, so it's easy to be cynical. But it's very good at showing the plight of working-class people in this country. The documentary itself is only 89 minutes, but that doesn't mean it's too short. It's full of interesting stories that you'll enjoy watching over and over. The movie is also interesting because it's about a director who, in an ideal world, would never have to direct a documentary again. But when the film was released, the producers made him put this film together. That's interesting. The story is about the methods the filmmakers use to get the footage. They use Photoshop, they use sound, they use everything they can to get the footage. It's a great collection of amazing people. It's really cool to see how they were able to do what they did.

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Joseph W.

I was a journalist for the Washington Post in the early 1990's and this documentary gives a detailed account of the Post's response to the rise of the man who now runs the paper. It is easy to see why he has risen to become the most powerful man in the world. In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, the Post's editor, Ben Bradlee, is asked to identify the single most significant event of the past decade. He cannot come up with one, even though news organizations are constantly in the news over the next few days. His office is stuffed with papers, his memory is failing him. "People are watching us. We have to write stories that are going to win the Pulitzer Prize," he tells us. "But I'm just not a great writer. I just want to get the facts right." He admits, "It's a miracle." After George W. Bush is inaugurated, Bradlee and his colleagues realize that their job will soon be much easier. The Post will get to focus on stories it knows best, and that will put the paper on a collision course with the new Administration. They will get to run stories that will almost certainly become the most talked-about stories of the year. They will get to say much more about their lives and their families and the lives of their readers. "I thought, if this happened, we would be all over the world," he tells us. "I thought, if we were in danger, we would all be on the air." But in the new job, Bradlee and his colleagues will be watching more closely than ever. The pressure is intense, and some people have doubts. They worry that the paper is going to be involved in one big scandal. As the story of the Sept. 11 attacks plays out, they realize that they will be defending against it. They will be a part of history. That is why they are being asked to cover events that will be the subject of a Pulitzer Prize, and not one of those stories that they can already write. The role of the Post is not just to cover the news, but to educate the American people. If the Post is not the most influential news organization in America, then it is not the most influential news organization in the world. "The Post is in a situation where it has to be a voice for what we want to hear," Bradlee tells us. "If we don't have a voice, we don't have a nation." He

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Janice

I liked this movie a lot. The story is simple. An actual video of a street in New York City during the 90's. It was shot by Mark Burton and his team and released in 2002. A lot of people don't know this. I have to tell you. It was great. The director was very informative. Also, the guys from The Philadelphia Orchestra did a great job. They actually managed to get this city to be the basis of the soundtrack. Even though it wasn't a commercial success, it is still amazing. I hope this is released on DVD. It is a really great documentary. A lot of people don't know about this.

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Lauren D.

Cameraperson is a documentary about a single man named Mark Karpeles who was employed as a security guard at a bitcoin exchange. He was fired for stealing the bitcoin he was paid to purchase. The story behind this is fascinating and gives a great insight into the mind of a paranoid person. I am glad I watched this documentary, as it was a very eye opening and the story of the situation was very interesting. I am still waiting for the release of this film, so I hope to see it soon.

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Diane Parker

I have been going to the theater for years now and I am always impressed by a movie that is more than a movie. This movie was amazing. It touched my heart. I am very grateful to have a movie that is a true reflection of me. I am a social worker, a licensed marriage counselor, and a graduate of the San Francisco Film Institute. I believe I am a better person for having seen this movie and I am thankful that I was able to see this movie. If you have ever been to the heart of loneliness or to a woman who was either in the wrong place at the wrong time or just in a bad relationship or for anyone in the world, you will know what it is like to have a really bad day and what it takes to not let that day define you. I wish I could give it a 10 but it is not that kind of movie. I cannot put my finger on why it is so good, it is just so much. I was very impressed by the transitions from time period to time period and that they were done in a very interesting way. I wish I could give it a perfect 10. I love this movie and am so thankful that I was able to see it.

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Andrea S.

It is about a talented and courageous young woman who helped to make the lives of a million people in various ways. Her story is told very well. I love the way the director and the actors portray her. I am in awe of what she accomplished.

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Janet Gonzalez

I find this movie very entertaining, the cinematography is great, the story is really interesting, and the actors are great. I really liked the other director's work but I find his style is a bit different. This film was a surprise, I haven't been expecting much from this movie but it was great. I thought it was well put together and the direction was great. I really enjoyed the characters and their relationship. The movie was a little long but I really liked it. If you are a fan of Terence Malick's work, then you will like this movie. It is a little bit different from his other work but it is really entertaining. I would say this is a great movie to watch with friends or with a date.

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Marilyn Beck

One of the best documentaries I have seen in a long time. I was watching this documentary while it was playing in my local video store and I must say I was impressed. I think it was a great story, the director did an excellent job capturing the changes that have taken place in the world. He made sure that the documentary was informative and informative at the same time. The idea of going to a business and taking away the profit without the owner's consent was something that was done in the old days, but now it is a common occurrence. I believe that it is something that everyone should know about. I also agree with other comments that the shooting was very realistic, which is something that most people overlook. I give this documentary an A+.

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Jerry Hughes

This movie is a must watch for every filmmaker. It is about the making of a movie. It is very easy to follow. I also loved the interviews with various people in the film. I will buy the DVD and watch it over and over.

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William

Every once in a while, a documentary, directed by an artist, gets a huge amount of attention. With this one, it happened. This documentary is a little more art than a documentary. It's beautifully shot and it's also really funny. The director is Jimmy Wales, a former Microsoft employee who has been in the software business for 30 years. He lives in San Francisco, and lives with his wife, Cathy, who works as a programmer in Silicon Valley. Jimmy has been "camming" (taking pictures on his phone) for years, and he has been doing it for the last 5 years. In this documentary, he shares his own experiences of being a camper, and his life as a camper. He tells us what it's like to live in a house with tons of electronics, to have the freedom to work anywhere he wants, and the loneliness of it. This is a very personal and personal experience of Jimmy's. It's not just a documentary, but also a social document of his life. We also get to meet his daughter, Marissa, who he meets once a week at her job in a hotel. This documentary is not perfect, but it's worth watching, and it really captures the essence of being a camper.

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Arthur M.

These are the words that I wish had been said by the leading actor in this doc, who was at the center of a great scandal of the Clinton administration's involvement in the business of drugs. This man is Bill Clinton's drug czar and I must admit I'm not surprised that he's not being given a second term. I think he would do well to spend a few years on a reality show like "Narc". But don't get me wrong, I don't like the man. As a documentary filmmaker, I have found that the mainstream media often gets it wrong and this is a case in point. It is quite clear that the film is a political attack on the political establishment and the Clintons. I like to call this a "formula" film because it is well thought out and allows the viewer to identify with the characters. I know some people who are going to see this film, but I also know that some people will say it's propaganda and that it's all a big setup. Don't get me wrong, it is all a very interesting, very well thought out film. But don't get me wrong, it is also very personal. And a great film, but not perfect.

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Janet Garrett

The news that a man was being held by police for 12 years for running away from home to work in an international oil business was disturbing to me, but it was surprising to see that the man had been a serial killer. In fact, the first time I saw this documentary, I could not help but compare it to the torture and brutality that occurred in China during the Cultural Revolution. A serial killer, like a serial rapist, could be a victim. But if he is a victim, he will have to be given an absolute reason for his behavior. The documentary shows us that even a serial killer can be a victim, and is shown through interviews with the man, a convict who was convicted of rape, murder, and other crimes. The documentary also shows us a lot of the stories of other serial killers who have been released from prison, which was the case with the man on the plane, who was released after all of the victims in his crimes. As the film ends, we see that in reality the people who helped the serial killer, and were in prison, and were subsequently charged with these crimes, did not go to jail. So we can say that if you are a serial killer, you have to be a victim. To me, that is a very true reflection of the situation that some serial killers find themselves in.

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Aaron G.

The themes of this movie are universal, yet will resonate with anyone who has experienced a life threatening situation or person, or anyone who has just had an encounter with a person of the same name. Without going into great detail, this is a story of a man who in the process of coming to terms with his childhood and his early career in the 1950's, developed a profound hatred for the man who was the last of his kind. This was done in the context of the nuclear arms race, and was done by the author of this wonderful film, a man of great courage and humanity, and a man who would be the last of his kind to be found today. Through a number of interviews with people who knew the man and who have lived through his life and death, you get a great sense of the man's isolation and isolation of himself, and a sense of the sort of human who lived with the man. You also get a sense of the man's childhood and the trauma that he suffered. The film is well worth watching.

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Louis Montgomery

This documentary is really interesting, but a little bit long and too much of a bunch of people talking to each other. I think the idea of showing us how the people in the town of Tompkinsville interact with each other is really interesting, but that's the only thing I really liked about it. I think the movie is really about the local politics, the people, the money and the love. There's not much more to it. The documentary is interesting, but a little bit long and too much of a bunch of people talking to each other.

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Johnny R.

I had never heard of this movie until I read about it in a book. So, I was curious to see how it was. I was very impressed. I found it to be an intelligent and thoughtful documentary. I found it to be informative and interesting. I was also interested in learning more about the city of Denver and the people who live there. I felt like I was learning about the city I was visiting, but not necessarily the people I was seeing. I think that was a good choice. I think it was the best choice for me. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is interested in the city of Denver and the people who live there.

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Kenneth Ortega

I have just watched this documentary on BBC4 and it was a lot of fun. I watched it twice in one day. The story of the film is based on the real life of James Bulger, a convicted murderer who was jailed for life after being convicted of murdering his younger brother, James, in 1988. The story is based on Bulger's autobiography, which was written before he went to prison. There are a lot of scenes in the film which show how Bulger was influenced by his experiences in prison. I found the film to be very informative and interesting, although I did not agree with the portrayal of his fellow prisoners. I also found the film to be somewhat dark, which I did not find that it was meant to be. It is very difficult to relate to the characters in the film, because they are so different from one another. However, I would recommend this film to anyone who is interested in the history of the American prison system, as well as the story of James Bulger. I give it a 7 out of 10.

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Patricia Sullivan

This documentary is very well made. It gives the viewer a glimpse into how the C.I.A. operates on a day to day basis. It gives an idea of the very deep involvement of the C.I.A. in various countries around the world. It shows the C.I.A. training and getting trained for their job. It shows how the C.I.A. is able to use very sophisticated equipment to spy on the other countries and in the end it shows that the C.I.A. has a very deep involvement in all countries in the world. The only major problem with this documentary is that it is a little too slow for the viewer. It is not exactly a documentary, but more of a show. The more the viewer watches this documentary the more he/she begins to believe that the C.I.A. is somehow responsible for the actions of the rest of the world. I give this documentary a 9 out of 10. It is well done and well put together.

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Steven

I think the main flaw of this movie is the lack of a well defined story. It is pretty obvious that the director tried to incorporate the 'crimes' of the people he interviewed into the movie, but it was very difficult to do that. In a way, this movie shows the changes in the people's lives. I think the directors intention was to show the growth of the people, but to have some sort of a 'root' for them. The story is not so well defined. I would have liked a clearer explanation of the differences between the groups of people, and the relationship between them. So, the main flaw of the movie is that it could have been better. It is a good documentary, but it could have been better.

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Elizabeth

I really liked this film, despite what some of the reviewers have stated, this is a great documentary. I saw it a year ago and still have the video. The documentary itself is interesting and enlightening, the footage is solid and the story is very interesting. The one thing that struck me as odd is that they included one of the lead actors, Steve Oedekerk, in the documentary, but then when the story came out, he left the film. The film is worth a watch if you can get a copy. And I don't want to give away any details about the story, but I hope this is true. I'm looking forward to seeing Steve Oedekerk's movie.

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Debra Hughes

A documentary about a photographer who lived through the dark ages of photography, and the adventures he had during the war. The film is well-done, the main subject is well-known, but the way it is filmed is very interesting. There is a very strong feeling of the era. This is not a film about photography, it is a documentary about the photographer. It is a very interesting film, very well made, very well-made. I would recommend this film.

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Sarah P.

The real camera is at the heart of the subject. It is on full display. It has been used to great effect in more than one film. I had no idea what to expect from the camera. I wanted to see the subject speak, and see how it communicated with the actors and crew. My experience of the camera was the same as all the other viewers I had seen in the film. It was on full display, and captured everything in a way that I have not seen before. I have found my favorite films through the medium of film. I think this film is the best I have seen. It will be a part of my personal collection. My advice is to watch the film, pay close attention to the cameraperson, and to enjoy the experience.

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Pamela

Director and producer Steve Rubell has an impressive background as a filmmaker. His "Frenzy" was released in 1994, and the later "Naked" followed. As far as documentaries go, "Cameraperson" is very good. It was just released on DVD and I found it on the same day I was in the theater to see "Naked." After seeing the documentary, I immediately wanted to see the film. I have seen some of the same performances in films that are referred to as "best of" and "best of the year." This is a perfect example of a documentary that may not be very well known, but is still very good. A good documentary should have a strong story that will keep the viewer entertained for several hours. "Cameraperson" has that. It is a very interesting look into the lives of the cast and crew of the film. The plot is very basic and straightforward. The actors speak about their lives and what they are making for the movie. However, the story is compelling and the acting very good. I especially liked the performances of the three actors in the film who were the film's principal characters. They were very talented and very talented. "Cameraperson" is a good film and it was very enjoyable.

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Dennis Edwards

I was lucky enough to be able to see this film at the New York Film Festival. I was impressed by the concept of this film, and by the fact that it was able to touch my emotions. I'm not a big fan of the corporate world, but the concept of the film was very interesting and I'm glad that I could be a part of it. It was great to see so many different types of people involved in this film, from the security guards, to the cooks, to the executives. I think that the idea of the film is a great one, and the way that it was presented was really amazing. I would recommend this film to anyone who is interested in the concept of a corporate takeover, or is curious about the concept of the government being a corporation.

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Kyle G.

I saw this documentary at a screening with the idea that I would just like to see what the director had to say about the subject of the film, and what he had to say was pretty interesting. He makes it clear that he is not a "pro" of the Black Panther Party. He did, however, feel that the film was necessary to make the point that the Black Panther Party was not a one-hundred percent accurate portrayal of the actual Black Panther Party. I thought the documentary was good, but it is a bit misleading to say that it is not accurate. If you want to know what the Black Panther Party was like, go to a library and get a copy of "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution" by Angela Davis. You will learn that the party was not a one-hundred percent accurate depiction of the actual Black Panther Party. They were, however, a very well organized group of people who were active in the community and were involved in a variety of causes. I think that the Black Panthers did deserve the title of "the most radical group of the 20th century."

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Angela

This is a documentary about the art and craft of documentary film-making. It is a discussion between a film maker and his subjects about what they like about making movies. It's a very interesting film and you really get a sense of the work and the person involved in making the movie. It is a very enjoyable film.

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Harry R.

I am a student of history, and I think this film is a very good documentary. The documentary starts out with an introduction to the events of the last year, and then we get to see the pictures from the photo-shoot. The pictures are beautiful and interesting. I also liked the way they explained the history of the camera, and the camera's impact on the world. I liked the way the camera was used, the way it was used to capture the past, and the way it was used to create the present. I think that it is a very interesting documentary. I think that it would be very interesting to see the photographs of the photo-shoot. I think that it is a very good documentary.

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Ralph L.

This documentary is about the life and times of British documentary filmmaker Michael Moore. He was born in New York City, grew up in the mid-west, and went to college in the south. Moore is best known for his documentary about the election of George W. Bush, Fahrenheit 9/11. Moore is also known for his documentaries on the Vietnam War and the movie that came out in 1999 called Bowling for Columbine. He is a fierce critic of the liberal, and conservative, forces in American society. Moore is an old school documentary maker who is able to take on the left and right, and bring in a liberal, conservative, and conservative perspective. His films have a very strong message and it's a very good documentary. I think that he has a great future in film. I give it a 7. I think that Moore is a very good director, and I think that he has a very good future in film.

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Daniel

I thought the documentary was good. It was quite interesting to hear about the problems of the film industry. There were some really good comments about how bad the system is and how much money is made. I also liked that it showed how the film industry really is not a very nice place to work in. I thought the one-sided story about the people who make the films was a bit much though. They really did not talk about the actors, their families or the directors. I think it was a bit unfair to tell one side of the story and not the other. I also thought it was a bit too long. It seemed like it could have been edited down to about an hour and a half. The film would have been better without all the interviews and the interviews could have been cut out. It would have been better if the film went into the history of the film industry and how the system has changed over the years. I think that would have been a good documentary.