Coming to Terms
With director Jon Jost in person
Dir. Jon Jost. U.S., 2013, 89 mins. New York premiere. Director Jon Jost cast fellow filmmaker James Benning as a dying Montana patriarch who gathers his dysfunctional family together for a final request. Jost, a maverick independent filmmaker for the past 50 years, has made a bracing and audacious work that alternates between stark, expressive landscapes and unusually filmed encounters between the father, his estranged sons, and their mothers in which the actors/characters address the audience as much as each other. Preceded by Éphémères (Dir. Yuki Kawamura, France, 2014, 14 mins.), an evocative, and cinematically dazzling study of fireflies.
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