Detroit Film Theatre

Senior film matinee: CAMERAPERSON

Thursday, May 25, 2017

1:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(USA/2016—directed by Kirsten Johnson)

A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; a family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven eloquently into a work that is entirely fresh: Cameraperson, a tapestry of footage captured over the twenty-five-year career of documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson (Citizenfour, Fahrenheit 9/11, The Invisible War). With mesmerizing dexterity, Johnson explores the relationships between image-makers and their subjects, between objectivity and intervention of the camera, and the interaction of unaltered reality and crafted narrative. In combining documentary, autobiography and ethical inquiry, Cameraperson becomes a moving glimpse into one photographer’s personal journey and an examination of what it means to train a camera on our world. (102 minutes)

“One of the year’s ten best! Revelatory testimony to the simple, mysterious power of the camera to bridge the chasm between personal experience and public history.” –A.O. Scott, The New York Times


The program is free to senior residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.

For more information, call 313-833-4005

Senior Thursdays are made possible by tri-county millage support.