Ken Jacobs

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For other people named Kenneth Jacobs, see Kenneth Jacobs (disambiguation).

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.[1]

Jacobs' students have included Mallory Curley.[2] He taught at the Cinema Department at Harpur College at Binghamton University from 1969 to 2003.[citation needed] His son Azazel Jacobs is also a filmmaker.[3]

He is a recipient of the American Film Institute's Maya Deren Award.[3]


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  1. ^ Knipfel, Jim (September 2006). ""Movies are All People Know" An Interview With Ken Jacobs". The Brooklyn Rail. 
  2. ^ Curley, Mallory (2010), A Cookie Mueller Encyclopedia, p. 197.
  3. ^ a b "October 17/18 – Ken Jacobs and Azazel Jacobs – Two Different Shows". Los Angeles Film Forum. October 12, 2009. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 

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