Texas Spirit Theater

March 26, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm

A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into Cameraperson, a tapestry of footage captured over the twenty-five-year career of documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson.

Through a series of episodic juxtapositions, Johnson explores the relationships between image makers and their subjects, the tension between the objectivity and intervention of the camera, and the complex interaction of unfiltered reality and crafted narrative. A work that combines documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry, Cameraperson is both a moving glimpse into one filmmaker's personal journey and a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.

Austin Film Society is honored to present Kirsten Johnson's award-winning film Cameraperson.

Event Details

  • Film screening from 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Film Details

Rating: NR
Suggested age: 18 and up. There are uses of profanity and documentary footage of war and crime that may upset some viewers.
Director: Kirsten Johnson
Runtime: 102 min.
Genre: Documentary
Release year: 2016

About the Texas Spirit Theater and Tickets

The Texas Spirit Theater on the Museum's second floor hosts original film series, artist talks, lectures, live music performances, and daily showings of multi-sensory films.

Museum Members enjoy free unlimited IMAX® documentary films, discounts on feature film tickets, free exhibition admission, discounts in the Museum Store, and more. Learn More.

Tickets are $10 General Admission, $7 AFS Watch & Make Members, and Free for AFS Love & Premiere Members.