The Claustrum

San Francisco filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt has made some two-dozen films since 1980, earning him numerous international awards and recognitions for a body of work that while personal, also explores the emotional and psychological core of human experience. A master of the found-footage form and the texturing of diverse visual and aural source material, this program provides a stimulating sampling of his masterful work, including: A LONG WAY FROM HOME (2015), a hand processed celluloid invocation of Jesus’ last hours that hints at the relationship between the spirit and the flesh; INQUIRE WITHIN (2012), a hypnotic, apocalyptic examination of false choices, double binds, vulnerability and faith; THE D TRAIN (2011), in which an old man reflects on his entire life; THE CLAUSTRUM (2014), a film focused on three women who are in enclosed psychological zones that function dually as refuge and jail ;I JUST WANTED TO BE SOMEBODY (2006), a grimly humorous take on singer and anti–gay rights crusader Anita Bryant; AFRAID SO (2006), a film about fear and anxiety narrated by Garrison Keillor; and PHANTOM LIMB (2005), a haunting expression of loss and grief. (80 mins.)

Director Jay Rosenblatt will present the films.


AN EVENING WITH JAY ROSENBLATT screens Thursday, June 4 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).

Tickets are available online or at the door.

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