This event will take place online. Please contact email@example.com to participate.
Intro by Bruce Posner 7PM; followed by screening of Jost’s new movie PEQUENOS MILAGRES / LITTLE MIRACLES (2019, 106 mins.) via Vimeo; afterwards Jon will join us via Skype for post-screening discussion.
Post-Screening Skype Q&A with Jon Jost
Cosponsor Hood Museum of Art
Shot entirely on digital with some of the first cameras manufactured, the deeply moving Pequenos Milagres is an intimate first-person digital journey in childrearing. Jost immerses the viewer in a poignant narrative before-during-and-after contact with his child. Shot and edited during the past 19 years on multiple continents and countries, the digital expose is a heart-breaking account of catastrophic human proportions.
“Pequenos Milagres is meant to be felt, not ‘understood’… as in the process of rearing a child… asks for a kind of surrender and the rich returns that investment can bring.” —Jon Jost
FILM: Pequenos Milagres / Little Miracles (2018) by Jon Jost. Digital video, color, sound, 106 mins.
BIO: JON JOST (b. 1943) is a self-taught film/video-maker and an inveterate world traveler who made his first film in 1963 followed by 40+ feature-length works, more than 30 short films, several installations, along with painting, writing and playing-composing country and western music. Jost was the first recipient of the 1991 "John Casavettes Lifetime Achievement Award" with his works shown at international film festivals. Jost’s most widely known films are the independent features All the Vermeers in New York (1990) and The Bed You Sleep In (1993), and Last Chants for a Slow Dance (1977) is listed in the book 1001 Films You Must See Before You Die. Since 1996 he has worked almost exclusively in digital video to produce what he considers some of his best works.