An Author's Retrospective: Jay Rosenblatt


Jay Rosenblatt
Screening time  
02.03. / Friday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 5  
A film about fear and anxiety.

'Afraid So' is a film about fear and anxiety. It is based on a poem of U.S. writer Jeanne Marie Beaumont whose every line contains a question that, in turn, contains the answer used in the title of the film. As is the case with most of Rosenblatt's films, the film includes footages that the author has found. This sometimes lyrical and sometimes frightening and provocative film is filled with foreboding.


Jay Rosenblatt

Jay Rosenblatt is an internationally recognized artist who has been working as an independent filmmaker since 1980 and has completed over twenty-five films. His work explores our emotional and psychological cores. They are personal in their content yet universal in their appeal. His films have received over 100 awards and have screened throughout the world. Eight of his films have been at the Sundance Film Festival and several of his films have shown on HBO/Cinemax, the Independent Film Channel and the Sundance Channel. ZagrebDox screened many of his films in International Competition, My Best Dox, and in the author's retrospective in 2012, when Rosenblatt held a masterclass.

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2006, 3', color, video

Directed by:
Jay Rosenblatt

Jay Rosenblatt

Festivals & Awards:

Marin County Fair Film Competition – 1st Place, Experimental Film; Black Maria Film Festival – 2nd Prize; California State Fair - Award of Merit & Video Lab Multimedia Award; Ann Arbor Film Festival – Honorable Mention; Zebra Poetry Festival - Special Praising Mention