Bending the Light

  • A Film Is A Film Is A Film


Old Town Playhouse Sun, Aug 3, 2014 12:00 PM
Sponsored by:
Alton & Kathy Smith
Film Info
Release Year:2014
Runtime:60 min.
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michael Apted
Produced by:Johnny Camacho
Steve Tobenkin
Cinematography:Maryse Alberti
Editing By:Doug Blush, ACE
Music By:Billy Flynn
Executive Producer:Michael Apted
Rupert Maconick
Co-Producer:Cort Kristensen


From acclaimed director and TCFF Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Michael Apted (“56 Up,” TCFF ’13) comes a revealing look at the heart of image making. A passionate journey of glass, the film explores the nearly spiritual relationship between the artisans who craft camera lenses and the masters who use the lenses to reflect humanity’s hopes, fears and dreams back upon itself. Whether peering deep into the never-ending solar system or freezing a war-torn smile in time, they capture light, attempting to turn it into perfection and understanding in an uncertain world. Featuring never seen before footage from inside a premier Japanese lens factory, "Bending the Light" pairs intimate interviews with engineers and virtuosos who have dedicated their lives to lens creation with award winning photographers and cinematographers Greg Gorman, Laura El-Tantawy, Richard Barnes, and Stephen Goldblatt.

Screens with:
A Film Is A Film Is A Film
Eva von Schweinitz | USA | 2013 | 16 min.

Cinema Salon
The screening on 8/3 at 12 noon will be followed by a Cinema Salon session in Clinch Park

Included Shorts

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