Jon Jost

Friday, February 8, 2013 — 12:00 am


701 Mission Street (at Third St)

San Francisco, CA 94103 – MAP

(415) 978-2700

Jon Jost: American Dispatches

Jon Jost in Person

Jon Jost is among the last of the true independent American filmmakers. Since 1963 he has made over thirty feature-length films (in 16mm, 35mm and digital media), in narrative, documentary, essay (and hybrid) film genres, all of which he has conceived, written, directed and edited (and largely produced on the most miniscule of budgets). Beautifully photographed and elegantly paced, Jost’s films—including Speaking Directly, Sure Fire, The Bed You Sleep In and All the Vermeers in New York—are also among the most politically confrontational cinematic works created by an American filmmaker, frequently fusing considerations of landscape and ideology while addressing the nation’s military and economic contradictions and hypocrisies. Celebrating his fifth decade of filmmaking Jost appears tonight to present a recent work—”among my most uncompromising films”—in a special “sneak preview” screening. (Steve Polta)