An Author's Retrospective: Jay Rosenblatt

I JUST WANTED TO BE SOMEBODY

Jay Rosenblatt
Screening time  
02.03. / Friday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 5  
What do the religious right and the gay liberation movement have in common?

What do the religious right and the gay liberation movement have in common? Both were fortified by the efforts of one woman – Anita Bryant. Part document and part poem, ‘I Just Wanted to Be Somebody’ brings us back to the late 1970’s and reflects on Bryant’s life and the impact she had. The film is comprised of news footage, commercials and Bryant’s own home movies. Clips from ‘I Just Wanted to Be Somebody’ appear in Gus Van Sant's film ‘Milk’.

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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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I JUST WANTED TO BE SOMEBODY

USA
2006, 10', color, video

Directed by:
Jay Rosenblatt

Screenplay by:
Jay Rosenblatt, Fenton Johnson

Producer:
Jay Rosenblatt

Festivals & Awards:

Regensburg Short Film Week, Germany; Athens International Film & Video Festival, Ohio - First prize; Marin County Fair Film Competition – 2nd Prize, Documentary;  Award of Merit, California State Fair