Cameraperson

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Cameraperson
Cameraperson poster.jpg
Directed by Kirsten Johnson
Produced by Kirsten Johnson
Marilyn Ness
Written by Doris Baizley
Lisa Freedman
Starring Kirsten Johnson
Music by Wellington Bowler
Carla Kihlstedt
Dino Rešidbegović
Cinematography Kirsten Johnson
Edited by Nels Bangerter
David Teague (consulting editor)
Production
companies
Distributed by Janus Films
Release date
  • 26 January 2016 (2016-01-26) (Sundance)
  • 9 September 2016 (2016-09-09) (United States)
Running time
102 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $102, 033[1]

Cameraperson is a 2016 autobiographical collage documentary film. The film is an account by director Kirsten Johnson about her life and career as a cinematographer. It relies on footage shot by Johnson across the years in numerous different countries.

Cameraperson premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim and won the top prize at the Sheffield Doc/Fest.[2]

Reception[edit]

Cameraperson currently holds a 99% "Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 88 reviews, with an average score of 8.4/10; the site's consensus reads: "Fresh and inventive yet immediately accessible, Cameraperson distills its subject's life and career into an experience that should prove immediately absorbing even for those unfamiliar with her work."[3] On Metacritic, the film holds a weighted average score of 86, indicating "Universal Acclaim".[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

As of January 2017, Cameraperson has won 14 international awards, including the following:
Award Date of Ceremony Category Recipients and Nominees Result
Boston Online Film Critics Association December 10, 2016 Best Documentary Cameraperson Won
Best Editing Nels Bangerter Won
Boston Society of Film Critics December 11, 2016 Best Editing Nels Bangerter Won
Camden International Film Festival September 18, 2016 Best Documentary Feature Kirsten Johnson Won
Camerimage November 19, 2016 Best Feature Documentary Film Kirsten Johnson Nominated
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Documentary Cameraperson Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association December 15, 2016 Best Documentary Cameraperson Nominated
Best Editing Nels Bangerter Nominated
Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US January 11, 2017 The Unforgettables Kirsten Johnson Won
Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking Kirsten Johnson Nominated
Marilyn Ness Nominated
Outstanding Achievement in Direction Kirsten Johnson Nominated
Outstanding Achievement in Editing Nels Bangerter Nominated
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography Kirsten Johnson Nominated
Critics Choice Documentary Awards November 3, 2016 Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary Kirsten Johnson Won
Best Documentary Feature Cameraperson Nominated
Best Director (Theatrical Feature) Kirsten Johnson Nominated
Most Innovative Documentary Cameraperson Nominated
DOXA Documentary Film Festival May 15, 2016 Feature Documentary Award Kirsten Johnson Won
Florida Film Critics Circle December 23, 2016 Best Documentary Cameraperson Won
Gotham Awards November 28, 2016 Best Documentary Cameraperson Nominated
Independent Spirit Awards February 27, 2016 Best Documentary Feature Cameraperson Nominated
IndieWire Critics Poll December 19, 2016 Best Documentary Cameraperson Runner-up
Best Editing Nels Bangerter 4th Place
Best Cinematography Kirsten Johnson 9th Place
Best First Feature Kirsten Johnson 10th Place
International Documentary Association December 9, 2016 Best Editing Nels Bangerter Won
Montclair Film Festival May 8, 2016 Bruce Sinofsky Prize for Documentary Feature Kirsten Johnson Won
National Board of Review November 29, 2016 Freedom of Expression Award Cameraperson Won
Online Film Critics Society January 3, 2017 Best Documentary Film Cameraperson Nominated
RiverRun International Film Festival April 17, 2016 Special Jury Prize - Documentary Feature Kirsten Johnson Won
San Francisco Film Critics Circle December 11, 2016 Best Documentary Film Kirsten Johnson Nominated
San Francisco International Film Festival May 5, 2016 Best Documentary Feature Kirsten Johnson Won
Sarasota Film Festival April 9, 2016 Jury Prize - Best Documentary Feature Kirsten Johnson Won
Seattle Film Critics Association Best Documentary Feature Kirsten Johnson Nominated
Sheffield Doc/Fest June 19, 2016 Grand Jury Award Kirsten Johnson Won
Toronto Film Critics Association December 11, 2016 Best Documentary Film Kirsten Johnson Won
Traverse City Film Festival July 31, 2016 Founders Prize - Best US Documentary Kirsten Johnson Won
Utah Film Critics Association December 18, 2016 Best Documentary Feature Cameraperson Won
Vancouver Film Critics Circle December 20, 2016 Best Documentary Cameraperson Won
Zurich Film Festival September 25, 2016 Best International Documentary Film Kirsten Johnson Nominated

Home media[edit]

As it was distributed by Janus Films, Cameraperson was released by Criterion on February 7th, 2017 on Blu-ray and DVD.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Box Office Mojo: Cameraperson (2016)". Retrieved December 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "Kirsten Johnson's Cameraperson wins Sheffield Doc/Fest grand prize". June 15, 2016. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "Cameraperson (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "Cameraperson (2016)". Metacritic. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
  5. ^ "Richard Linklater's 'Before' Trilogy Is Getting a Criterion Collection Box Set". November 16, 2016. Retrieved December 10, 2016.

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