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Kirsten Johnson

Dick Johnson Is Dead

By Brianna Zigler

Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson repeatedly offs her father in this darkly funny and profound meditation on life and loss.

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Kirsten Johnson: ‘I was asking cinema to keep my dad alive’

By Adam Woodward

The documentary maker attempts to cheat death with her life-affirming latest, Dick Johnson Is Dead.

Kirsten Johnson ponders life and death in the Dick Johnson is Dead trailer

By Charles Bramesco

The filmmaker’s new documentary simulates her father’s demise, over and over.

Dick Johnson Is Dead – first look review

By Brianna Zigler

Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson crafts a comedic elegy to her deteriorating but still very alive father.

Cameraperson

By Matthew Eng

Kirsten Johnson’s visual autobiography is a striking and knowledgeable account of a life in film.

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