Two Films By Jay Rosenblatt
November 17 only
Director Jay Rosenblatt in conversation with Academy nominated director Kris Samuelson after the films!
WHEN WE WERE BULLIES
“Sensitive, interesting, reflective, and with implications very beyond the childhood story, into human nature, and the weaknesses of human nature, and the dangerousness of those weaknesses. Beautiful work.“– Mick LaSalle, SF Chronicle
When We Were Bullies begins with a mind boggling “coincidence” from 25 years ago which ultimately leads the filmmaker to track down his 5th grade class (and 5th grade teacher) to see what they remember of a bullying incident from 50 years ago. In a playful yet poignant way, he begins to understand his complicity and the bully in all of us.
San Francisco Theatrical Premiere. Official Selection, Telluride Film Festival. World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival
Written and Directed by Jay Rosenblatt. 36 minutes • Pro Res HQ • color/B&W • 2021
THE SMELL OF BURNING ANTS
“…a profoundly disturbing and imaginative work.”–Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
The Smell of Burning Ants is a haunting documentary on the pains of growing up male. It explores the inner and outer cruelties that boys perpetrate and endure. The film provokes the viewer to reflect on how our society can deprive boys of wholeness.
Winner of 23 Awards. Written and directed by Jay Rosenblatt. 21 minutes • Pro Res HQ • color/B&W • 1994
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