Kirsten Johnson is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer, known for her new documentary, Dick Johnson is Dead.
In order to cope with the end of her father’s life, documentarian Kirsten Johnson tries something unusual: staging various versions of her father’s death and filming them. Johnson joins us to discuss the resulting documentary, “Dick Johnson Is Dead,” which premiered on Netflix on October 2nd.
After Kirsten Johnson's dad started showing signs of dementia, she had a hard time accepting that his death was getting closer. Her new Netflix documentary, 'Dick Johnson is Dead,' enacts his death from a series of imagined accidents. Johnson has been the cinematographer for over 50 documentaries, including 'Citizenfour.' We'll also talk about her 2016 film 'Cameraperson,' which she's described as a memoir. She spoke with 'Fresh Air' producer Sam Briger.Also, Justin Chang reviews 'The Forty Year-Old Version,' a film by Radha Blank.
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Oct 12th, 1965
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