• Cameraperson (2016)


Release Date: September 9th, 2016

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson exposes her many years behind the camera through a memoir made up of decades of footage shot all over the world.

Director: Kirsten Johnson

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Big Mouth Productions

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    John SemleyThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Film, not film, whatever it is, Cameraperson plays like a study not only of cinema itself, but a warm, welcome reminder that there is (ideally) an intelligence, and maybe even a bit of grace, behind the moving images that wedge themselves in our memory; that they are the handiwork of a living, thinking, feeling, sneezing human being, someone who is both camera and person. show more

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Personal footage interacts intriguingly with reportage here, sometimes making it more than the greatest-hits montage it initially seems. show more

  • 80
    Allan HunterScreen International

    Cameraperson is about process and aesthetics, images and rules but it is also about empathy and ethical dilemmas. show more

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