Sunday, April 26, 2015

4/29 FOR APPEARANCES: Jonathan Schwartz (in-person)

Jonathan Schwartz is an American experimental filmmaker who has been making poetic non-fiction 16mm films for over a decade. In both his travel films and his more diaristic work he draws influence from certain traditional approaches to observational filmmaking as well as from mentors Saul Levine and Mark LaPore. Schwartz makes the camera a catalyst for a transformed dynamic between the figure behind the camera and those in front. Turning his camera on the people and places around him, Schwartz captures jewel-like fragments of gesture, light and color that meticulously stitches together with rich textural field recordings, creating films of great beauty and emotion.