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   from the issue of October 13, 2005

Filmmaker Jost brings features to the Ross

Jon Jost, who has been a guest filmmaker at UNL previously, will visit the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Oct. 14 and 15 to show and discuss his new works made in digital format.

Jost, a self-taught filmmaker, has made more than 20 shorts and 13 feature-length films, all of which he has conceived, written, photographed, directed and edited.

Jost is of particular interest to independent filmmakers, as well as to potential audiences, because he was one of the first established filmmakers to embrace digital video and to explore its potential for story telling.

He is best known for his features "All the Vermeers in New York" and "Frame Up" and more recently for his digital features "Homecoming" and "Oui Non."

Jost made his first feature-length film in 1974, and has since devoted himself to the making of a wide-ranging series of films, largely focused on specifically American topics, in form ranging from essays such as "Speaking Directly," "Stagefright," and "Uncommon Senses," to essay-fictions including "Angel City" to avant-garde and new narrative forms. His work has shown widely since 1975.

A complete schedule with synopses, show times, and more information are available at, by calling 472-5353 or in the Scarlet calendar at right.



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