Kirsten Johnson on filmmaking ethics


Sunday Oct. 18: Kirsten Johnson, Oscar-winning cinematographer and film-maker (“Citizen Four,” “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” many more) in conversation with Penny Lane (“Our Nixon” and “Abortion Diaries”) on filmmaking ethics (10:30 Brunch, 11:30 Conversation, Goodrich Hall).  Longtime documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson (CitizenFour, The Oath, This Film is Not Yet Rated, Pray the Devil Back to Hell) and director (Innocent Until Proven Guilty) is regularly forced to reconcile what she’s experienced behind the camera with what she’s seen in front. In her upcoming “A Blind Eye,” Kirsten will be drawing on footage she’s shot over the course of 25 years. In it, she searches to reconcile her part in the thorny questions of permission, power, creative ambition, and human obligation that come with filming the lives of others. In this show & tell, Kirsten will talk about her ongoing ethical struggle as a filmmaker.