Jules Rosskam

Jules Rosskam is an award-winning filmmaker, educator and interdisciplinary artist interested in liminal spaces: the space between male and female, between documentary and fiction, between moving image and still. His interdisciplinary practice works to induce a perceptual shift in our understanding of how and what bodies mean in the context of documentary film, toward an apprehension of multiplicities. He is the director of transparent (2005), against a trans narrative (2009), Thick Relations (2012), Something to Cry About (2018), Paternal Rites (2018) and Dance, Dance, Evolution (2019).

Recent screenings include the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Art Boston, Anthology Film Archives, the British Film Institute, Arsenal Berlin, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, and the Queens Museum of Art. Recent residencies include Yaddo, Marble House Project, PLAYA, ACRE, and ISSUE Project Room. Rosskam holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Film, Video, New Media, 2008). He is currently Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Paternal Rites Trailer, NEW from Jules Rosskam on Vimeo.

Dance Dance Evolution Teaser from Jules Rosskam on Vimeo.

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  1. […] Jules Rosskam is presently at work on two projects – both of which are in the early stages. One is a feature length documentary with a working title of Desire Lines that explores the intersection of sex, gender and sexuality. At the moment, Rosskam is examining the phenomenon of trans-gender men coming out and finding themselves attracted to cis-gender men. The other project is Embodiment Without Bodies, a multi-faceted endeavor that strives to understand how we arrived at the current meaning of bodies. For this film, Rosskam is working with a scientist who studies biometrics and health outcomes, trying to understand mirror neurons. To understand more about this and hear an in-depth conversation about Rosskam’s work, listen to the complete interview. […]