Jon Jost

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Leading independent who began making films in the early 1960s. Jost served a two-year jail term (beginning in 1965) for refusing to do military service and, following his release in 1967, has made numerous shorts and ... Read more »
Born: 05/15/1943 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Director (17)

Coming to Terms 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

6 Easy Pieces 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Muri Romani 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Sure Fire 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Frameup 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

All the Vermeers in New York 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

The Bed You Sleep In 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Rembrandt Laughing 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Uncommon Senses 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Slow Moves 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Bell Diamond 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Stage Fright 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Chameleon 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Angel City 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Last Chants For a Slow Dance 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Speaking Directly: Some American Notes 1972 (Movie)

(Director)
Camera, Film, & Tape (15)

Coming to Terms 2013 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Muri Romani 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sure Fire 1994 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Frameup 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

One for You, One for Me and One for Raffael 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

All the Vermeers in New York 1992 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

The Bed You Sleep In 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Rembrandt Laughing 1987 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Slow Moves 1983 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Bell Diamond 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Nightshift 1981 (Movie)

(Photography)

Chameleon 1978 (Movie)

(Photography)

Angel City 1977 (Movie)

(Photography)

Last Chants For a Slow Dance 1977 (Movie)

(Photography)

Speaking Directly: Some American Notes 1972 (Movie)

(Photography)
Writer (12)

Sure Fire 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Frameup 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

All the Vermeers in New York 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Bed You Sleep In 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rembrandt Laughing 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Slow Moves 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bell Diamond 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Chameleon 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Angel City 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Last Chants For a Slow Dance 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Speaking Directly: Some American Notes 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Editor (12)

Coming to Terms 2013 (Movie)

(Editor)

Muri Romani 1999 (Movie)

(Editor)

Sure Fire 1994 (Movie)

(Editor)

Frameup 1993 (Movie)

(Editor)

All the Vermeers in New York 1992 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Bed You Sleep In 1992 (Movie)

(Editor)

Rembrandt Laughing 1987 (Movie)

(Editor)

Slow Moves 1983 (Movie)

(Editor)

Bell Diamond 1981 (Movie)

(Editor)

Angel City 1977 (Movie)

(Editor)

Last Chants For a Slow Dance 1977 (Movie)

(Editor)
Producer (10)

Coming to Terms 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Muri Romani 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Living End 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Rembrandt Laughing 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Slow Moves 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bell Diamond 1981 (Movie)

(Producer)

Chameleon 1978 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Angel City 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Last Chants For a Slow Dance 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Speaking Directly: Some American Notes 1972 (Movie)

(Producer)
Sound (5)

Sugarland: Live on the Inside 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Audio

The 2008 CMT Music Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Post-Production Sound

Muri Romani 1999 (Movie)

(Sound)

Rembrandt Laughing 1987 (Movie)

(Sound)

Speaking Directly: Some American Notes 1972 (Movie)

sound sound recording (Sound)
Music (4)

Slow Moves 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

Last Chants For a Slow Dance 1977 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Last Chants For a Slow Dance 1977 (Movie)

songs (Song)
Actor (2)

Mod Fuck Explosion 1995 (Movie)

Drummer (Actor)

Nightshift 1981 (Movie)

(Actor)
Art Department (2)

All the Vermeers in New York 1992 (Movie)

(Art Director)

Rembrandt Laughing 1987 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)
Other (3)

All the Vermeers in New York 1992 (Movie)

from idea (Other)

The Bed You Sleep In 1992 (Movie)

designer (Other)

Speaking Directly: Some American Notes 1972 (Movie)

commentary (Other)

Biography

Leading independent who began making films in the early 1960s. Jost served a two-year jail term (beginning in 1965) for refusing to do military service and, following his release in 1967, has made numerous shorts and over ten features. His feature budgets range from less than $3,000 to--for "All the Vermeers in New York" (1990)--just under $0.25 million.

Jost's work examines issues such as the lasting effects of the Vietnam war, capitalism and consumerism, sex and class conflicts and, in his ten-part documentary series "Plain Talk and Common Sense (uncommon senses)" (1988), the US as myth and institution. An engaging, unconventional storyteller, he is noted for his long takes and improvised dialogue (he has rarely used scripts). In early 1991 Jost was the subject of a retrospective at New York's Museum of Modern Art.

Milestones

1991

Retrospective of film work at Museum of Modern Art, New York; "Jon Jost: American Independent"

1965

Began a two-year jail term for refusing to do military service

1963

Began making films

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