Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

Documentary by Ben Shapiro / 2012 / 77 mins
Miami Beach Cinematheque. From November 16 through 21, 2012.

An acclaimed photographer with the eye of a filmmaker, Gregory Crewdson has created some of the most gorgeously haunting pictures in the history of the medium. His meticulously composed, large-scale images are stunning narratives of small-town American life-moviescapes crystallized into a single frame.

While the photographs are staged with crews that rival many feature film productions, Crewdson takes inspiration as much from his own dreams and fantasies as the worlds of Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Edward Hopper and Diane Arbus. Crewdson’s imagery has also infiltrated the pop culture landscape-including his inimitable Six Feet Under ads and Yo La Tengo albulm art. Shot over a decade with unprecedented access, Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters beautifully bares the artist’s process-and it’s as mesmerizing and riveting as the images themselves.

This documentary features With Gregory Crewdson, Russell Banks, Rick Moody, Melissa Harris, Richard Sands, and Costanza Theodoli-Brashi.

Miami Beach Cinematheque
Historic City Hall, First Floor South
1130 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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