International Competition

Smash His Camera

Leon Gast
Screening time  
28.02. / Ponedjeljak, 20:00 - 22:00 Dvorana 2  
03.03. / Četvrtak, 19:00 - 21:00 Dvorana 1  
05.03. / Subota, 15:00 - 17:00 Dvorana 3  
Jackie Onassis sued him. Marlon Brando broke his jaw. To the celebrities he pursued, the legendary paparazzo Ron Galella was the enemy.

He created some of the most lasting, iconic photographs of the modern era. Over the course of a career marked by perseverance, Galella has been praised and vilified for his pioneering work in hit-and-run celebrity photography. Taking its name from an order Onassis issued to her security team, ‘Smash His Camera’ chronicles Galella’s meteoric career as a notorious guerrilla photographer and offers a thoughtful examination of the nature of fame, the relationship between celebrities and their chroniclers, and the delicate balance between privacy and freedom of the press over the past 30 years.

Leon Gast

Leon Gast is an American documentary film director, producer, cinematographer and editor. His documentary ‘When We Were Kings’, depicting the iconic heavyweight boxing match termed The Rumble in the Jungle between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, won the 1996 Academy Award for Documentary Feature and the Independent Spirit Award. Gast co-directed the 1977 documentary ‘The Grateful Dead Movie’ and the 1983 film ‘Hell’s Angels Forever’. A native of Jersey City, New Jersey, Gast studied dramatic arts at Columbia University.Gast is also known for his still photography which has appeared in such magazines as Vogue, Esquire, and Harper’s Bazaar.

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Smash His Camera

2009, 88', color, video

Directed by:
Leon Gast

Don Lenzer

Edited by:
Doug Abel

Craig Hazen, David Wolfert

Linda Saffire, Adam Schlesinger

Produced by:
Got The Shot Productions

Festivals & Awards:

Sundance Film Festival 2010 - Directing Award