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Films By Jay Rosenblatt

Underneath a lot of anxiety is one's worst fear. Afraid So is about that anxiety. It is based on a poem where each line forms a question with the implied being ""Afraid so."" Impending doom permeates the film.---D/P/S Jay Rosenblatt L English TD video/col/2006/3mins ... Read more
Raking the ashes of the great dictators of the 20th century, San Francisco filmmaker and former psychotherapist Rosenblatt uncovers the brutal banality of their private fads and foibles, in simulated first-person narration over manipulated actuality footage. Like his The Smell of Burning Ants ... Read more
Meticulously constructed from religious films, old Hollywood footage and home movies, Rosenblatt exposes his own (and cinemas) troubled relationship with Jesus Christ, in examining the source of anti-semitism he weaves through the scavenged images a kind of healing homage to the King of the Jews ... Read more
The death of his brother triggers Jay Rosenblatt's poetic series of chapters that explore the various stages of grief. This powerful film reminds us that while grief is painful and isolating, it is, like life itself, impermanent. --- D/S/P Jay Rosenblatt WS Jay Rosenblatt Films TD video/col ... Read more
Sequences from TV shows, operating theatres and old movie are combined and altered to create new narratives. Cinema of the absurd skillfully crafted from found footage. (S.C.) ... Read more
In its studied, graceful and strangely sinister slow motion manipulation of actuality footage, this homage to boyhood cruelty and violence evokes both lean Genet and Eadweard Muybridge. It works as an antidote to most films of childhood reminiscence evoking through found footage, rephotography and ... Read more
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