Gregory Crewdson Movie: Brief Encounters Update

A few months ago I posted a trailer for Ben Shapiro’s movie Brief Encounters about Gregory Crewdson and I’m happy to let everyone know that the movie has premiered this month (visit for theaters near you).
Gregory Crewdson is one of my favorite photographers, and as I mentioned in the first post, left me with the impression of being a real awesome person. The evolution of his photography is a wonderful display of how an artists mind works. From what inspires him, to how he came to create images like he does, I’m sure that Brief Encounters will be just like Crewdson’s own work, stunning.

Florida theaters and show dates are:

Mos’ Art Theatre in Lake Park, FL: Nov 16-22

O Cinema in Miami, FL: Nov 16-21 (this one is around the corner from me, so I’ll be going one of these nights, let me know if you want to join!)

Miami Beach Cinematheque, Miami Beach, FL: Nov 14-18


I was so excited to learn that Ben Shapiro made this movie and I’m even more excited to see it! Hope you have the chance to catch it too!

Here is the official description:

“Acclaimed photographer Gregory Crewdson doesn’t just “take” his images, he creates them, through elaborate days and weeks of invention, design, and set-up. The epic production of these movie-like images is both intensely personal and highly public: they begin in Crewdson’s deepest desires and memories, but come to life on streets and soundstages in the hills towns of Western Massachusetts. In his decade-long project “Beneath the Roses” he uses light, color and character to conjure arresting images, managing a crew of 60 amidst seemingly countless logistical and creative obstacles.

Filmed over a decade, beginning in 2000, Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters provides an unparalleled view of the moment of creation of his images. It also reveals the life-story behind the work—through frank reflections on his life and career, including the formative influences of his psychologist father and his childhood fascination with the work of Diane Arbus. Childhood fears and ideals, adult anxieties and desires, the influences of pop-culture all combine to form who we are, and for Crewdson, motivate his work.

There is no specific backstory, no before-and-after to Gregory Crewdson’s images, simply the moment that lends itself to mystery and intrigue. Hundreds of movie lights combine with the setting sun in a perfect moment of illumination.”

Producer, Director and Cinematographer
Ben Shapiro


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