Ken Jacobs

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Ken Jacobs
Born 1933 (age 82–83)
Brooklyn, New York, United States[1]
Occupation Filmmaker
Notable work Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

Ken Jacobs (born 1933 in Brooklyn, New York) 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.[2]

Jacobs' students have included Mallory Curley.[3] He taught at the Cinema Department at Harpur College at Binghamton University from 1969 to 2002.[4] His son Azazel Jacobs is also a filmmaker.[5]

He is a recipient of the American Film Institute's Maya Deren Award.[5]




  1. ^ "Ken Jacobs". Electronic Arts Intermix. Retrieved December 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ Knipfel, Jim (September 2006). ""Movies are All People Know" An Interview With Ken Jacobs". The Brooklyn Rail. 
  3. ^ Curley, Mallory (2010), A Cookie Mueller Encyclopedia, p. 197.
  4. ^ Bunnell, Irene. "Ken Jacobs: Educator, innovator, filmmaker". Binghamton University: Department of Cinema at Harpur College. Binghamton University. Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "October 17/18 – Ken Jacobs and Azazel Jacobs – Two Different Shows". Los Angeles Film Forum. October 12, 2009. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Ken Jacobs-Biography". Electronic Arts Intermix. EAI. Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ Sicinski, Michael (May 11, 2015). "3D in the 21st Century. Flash Forward: Four 3D Works by Ken Jacobs". Notebook Digital Magazine. 
  8. ^ Ken Jacobs’ documentary “Circling Zero : We See Absence”, 2002, VHS, USA can be found in the Experimental Television Center and its Repository in the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, Cornell University Library.

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