Ken Jacobs is an American experimental filmmaker. He is the director of Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son (1969, USA), which was admitted to the National Film Registry in 2007. His Star Spangled to Death (2004, USA) is a nearly seven-hour film consisting largely of found footage.
His students have included Art Spiegelman. He taught at the Cinema department at Harpur College at Binghamton University. He retired in 2003. His son Azazel Jacobs is also a filmmaker.
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- Orchard Street (1955 or 1956)
- The Alps and the Jews (1957)
- Little Stabs at Happiness (1960)
- The Death of P'town (1963)
- Blonde Cobra (1963)
- Window (1964)
- Tom, Tom, The Piper's Son (1969)
- Keaton's Cops (1991)
- Opening the Nineteenth Century: 1896 (1991)
- The Georgetown Loop (1996)
- Disorient Express (1996)
- Circling Zero: We See Absence (2002)
- Star Spangled to Death (2004)
- Razzle Dazzle (The Lost World) (2007)
- Capitalism: Child Labor (2007)
- Nymph (2007)
- Gift of Fire: Nineteen (Obscure) Frames that Changed the World (2008)
- The Scenic Route (2008)
- The Discovery (film) (2008)
- Seeking the Monkey King (2011)
- Knipfel, Jim (September 2006). ""Movies are All People Know" An Interview With Ken Jacobs". The Brooklyn Rail.
- "October 17/18 – Ken Jacobs and Azazel Jacobs – Two Different Shows". Los Angeles Film Forum. October 12, 2009. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
- Ken Jacobs' official website
- EAI: Ken Jacobs Biography
- Ken Jacobs at the Internet Movie Database
- Cinema and Critical Reflection A Conversation with Ken Jacobs and Family
- "Conversations With History: Ken Jacobs", interview at UC Berkley
- Review of book Optic Antics
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