Thursday, June 20, 2024

Ken Jacobs

Ken Jacobs: Born, 1933, Brooklyn, New York

Studied painting with Hans Hofmann, 1956-57. Started making films, 1955

Created/Directed The Millennium Film Workshop, N.Y.C.1966-68; started the Dept.of Cinema at S.U.N.Y. at Binghamton, 1969; Professor of Cinema1974-2000; Distinguished Prof. of Cinema, 2000; Distinguished Prof. of Cinema Emeritus, 2002-

“Optic Antics The Cinema of Ken Jacobs”, Edited by Michele Pierson, David E. James and Paul Arthur, Oxford Univ. Press, May 2011

Films and videos shown worldwide, numerous grants and awards.

from Capitalism: Slavery from Ken Jacobs on Vimeo.

RAZZLE DAZZLE The Lost World from Ken Jacobs on Vimeo.

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  1. Dear Brainard Carey, Just listened and appreciated our talk. Flo tells me we had a problem with each other afterwards which I cannot recall. Truly sorry about that.

    Getting absurdly old, 88, but still making new cinema. A 2 Blu-ray set of works came out yesterday from Kino-Lorber, a book of my (unintended for publishing) writings coming out any day now from the UK. And if you can make it, I have shows tomorrow August 1 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens and at MoMA on the 5th.

    Let’s not remind ourselves how or what teed us off. Ken and Flo


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