Filmmaker Faces Her Dad's Mortality In 'Dick Johnson Is Dead'

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Filmmaker Faces Her Dad's Mortality In 'Dick Johnson Is Dead'

Wednesday, 30 September

After Kirsten Johnson's dad started showing signs of dementia, she had a hard time accepting that his death was getting closer. Her new Netflix documentary, 'Dick Johnson is Dead,' enacts his death from a series of imagined accidents. Johnson has been the cinematographer for over 50 documentaries, including 'Citizenfour.' We'll also talk about her 2016 film 'Cameraperson,' which she's described as a memoir. She spoke with 'Fresh Air' producer Sam Briger.

Also, Justin Chang reviews 'The Forty Year-Old Version,' a film by Radha Blank.
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