Can Cinema Make You Immortal? A Deep Chat With 'Dick Johnson Is Dead' Creator Kirsten Johnson

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Filmmaking and mortality...

Kirsten Johnson is a filmmaker who is pushing the limits of the form. Her latest feature, Dick Johnson Is Dead, is a documentary/experimental film about her father's struggle with dementia and his imminent demise.

Our talk with Kirsten is wide-ranging and she is quick to turn the tables on the interview and talk about George. But we promise you this is no self-indulgent therapy session, it's a thorough examination of why we tell stories and how we grieve those closest to us. We also discuss the necessity of "humanizing" the crew members on a set and how whatever camera you shoot on is a beautiful and historic artifact. Make sure you're sitting down for this one—it gets real.

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by George Edelman and Jeffrey Reeser.

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very great

January 12, 2021 at 9:26PM

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