James Benning

James Benning

Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Editor, Director of photography, Thanks

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Santa Teresa & Other Stories

In the fictional city of Santa Teresa, located on the border between Mexico and USA, the research... Read more

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Spring Equinox

As we ascend a mountain, we move backwards in time. Like most of Benning's films, Spring Equinox ... Read more

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Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater

In 1985, former oil rig worker Richard Linklater began a film screening society in Austin, Texas,... Read more

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RR

Looping, chugging and barreling by, the trains in Benning's latest monumental film map a stunning... Read more

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Casting a Glance

Casting a Glance is a tribute to the American artist Robert Smithson. Between May 15 2005 and Jan... Read more

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Nightfalls

A stunning study of real-time light changing from day to night which was filmed in a forest high ... Read more

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11 x 14

65 shots making up a cryptically alluded-to narrative: a lesbian couple's Midwest travels, a hitc... Read more

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small roads

Lengthy static shots of various backroads, smaller interstates, quieter roads, and lonely highways. Read more

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Stemple Pass

Investigating another, deeply troubling facet of rugged American individualism, James Benning giv... Read more

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measuring change

Towards the end of 2015, James Benning made one of his occasional expeditions to Utah, to the pla... Read more

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Grand Opera

Grand Opera marks a stock-taking of Benning's work and his life, presenting a personal and artist... Read more

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Deseret

This is multifaceted look at the landscape and history of Utah (or Deseret, as the Mormon Church ... Read more

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Used Innocence

Using experimental narrative structure as his vehicle, Benning recreates the sensationalized and ... Read more

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FAROCKI

A cloud for Harun Farocki. Read more

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Ruhr

James Benning's worrying and also reassuring vision of the Ruhr Valley, shot in six fascinating t... Read more

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Unboxing by JB

James Benning unboxes his cookies. Read more