Feature Film Program

Queens Drive-In: Dick Johnson is Dead + Cameraperson (Double Feature)

Netflix and the Queens Drive-In invite you to a double feature celebrating director Kirsten Johnson.

Sat Oct 17 6:30 PM

The Films

Dick Johnson is Dead

Kirsten Johnson | US | 89

A lifetime of making documentaries has convinced award-winning filmmaker Kirsten Johnson of the power of the real. But now she’s ready to use every escapist movie-making trick in the book - staging inventive and fantastical ways for her 86-year-old psychiatrist father to die while hoping that cinema might help her bend time, laugh at pain and keep her father alive forever. The darkly funny and wildly imaginative Dick Johnson is Dead is a love letter from a daughter to a father, creatively blending fact and fiction to create a celebratory exploration of how movies give us the tools to grapple with life’s profundity. Dick Johnson is Dead was filmed, produced and directed by Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson), produced by Katy Chevigny and Marilyn Ness, co-produced by Maureen A. Ryan and executive produced by Megan Ellison. A Netflix release.

Cameraperson

Kirsten Johnson | US | 102

A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into Cameraperson, a tapestry of footage captured over the twenty-five-year career of documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson. Through a series of episodic juxtapositions, Johnson explores the relationships between image makers and their subjects, the tension between the objectivity and intervention of the camera, and the complex interaction of unfiltered reality and crafted narrative. A work that combines documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry, Cameraperson is both a moving glimpse into one filmmaker’s personal journey and a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world. A Janus Films release.

Event Details

6:30 PM
Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
7:20 PM
Introduction from filmmaker Kirsten Johnson
7:30 PM
Dick Johnson is Dead Begins
9:00 PM
Intermission conversation with Kirsten Johnson
9:15 PM
Cameraperson Begins
All Queens Drive-In attendees will need to enter via the 111th Street/49th Avenue entrance to the New York Hall of Science. There will be no access from the Grand Central Parkway. Please take the Long Island Expressway to the 108th Street exit, and take local streets to the entrance for all vehicles on 49th Avenue and 111th Street. Signs and staff members will direct you to the Drive-In upon arrival.

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Venue

Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

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The show presented in partnership with

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