UNM DEPARTMENT OF CINEMATIC ARTS PRESENTS
AN AFTERNOON SCREENING OF
THEY HAD IT COMING
WITH DIRECTOR JON JOST IN ATTENDANCE
Set in Stanberry, Missouri, population 1085, this film is a “story” about storytelling. Blake Eckard, who has lived all his life there, tells true stories from his county and town, in an imaginary local bar. Around this is woven a fictional “story,” which finds Blake eating dirt at the end. This work is a kind of rural tone-poem, pure Americana.
2015 | 85 MINUTES
Friday, February 16th, 3pm, Free and open to the public
CERIA Room 337, Q&A with Director Jon Jost to follow
Jon Jost, is a self-taught filmmaker that has 50 years of filmmaking experience which began with his first full-length film in 1974, and has since that time focused on a wide range of American issues in his films. The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, screened a complete retrospective of his work in 1991 which was repeated at a number of other prestigious Film Archives around the States. Jost’s work has been shown in major film festivals around the world including: Rotterdam, Berlin, Toronto, London, Edinburgh, Sydney, Yamagata, Jeonju, Singapore, which is to just name a few!
Jost, has also won numerous awards, including the Caligari Film Prize at the Berlin Festival (1991), the Los Angeles Critics award for Best Independent Film (1992), the IFD/West’s first “John Casavettes Lifetime Achievement Award,” for independent filmmaking (1991) and the “Maverick Spirit Award,” at the San Jose based independent Maverick Festival (1991).