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James Benning
USA 2017 / 45’
How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal Liquidation

An extraordinary day in Oregon. Nothing more.

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James Benning

Benning was born into a working-class family of German immigrants in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1942. His talent for baseball led to a scholarship and a higher education in mathematics. Rather than fight in Vietnam, he chose to teach and then worked with underprivileged children. He later went on to make several short films and obtained a film school diploma at the age of 33, having studied under David Bordwell. His minimalist films are as much about the subjects caught by the camera as they are about the possibilities of capturing them on film. Since 2005, New Horizons has screened all new Benning productions, whose unconventional form could just as well fit a gallery exhibition as it does a movie screen.

Selected filmography

1971 Did You Ever Hear That Cricket Sound? (short, doc.)

2004 13 jezior / 13 Lakes (doc.)

2004 Ten Skies (doc.)

2007 RR (doc.)

2007 Rzut oka / Casting a Glance (doc.)

2009 Ruhr (doc.)

2011 Dwadzieścia papierosów / Twenty Cigarettes (doc.)

2011 Ścieżki / Small Roads (doc.)

2011 Zmierzch / Nightfall (doc.)

Cast & Crew

director James Benning
producer James Benning
sales Dylan Lustrin
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