Cameraman: The Life & Work Of Jack Cardiff

1:00pm Friday, April 22 on

Craig McCall’s documentary charts the career of the superlative British cinematographer who died in 2009. Jack Cardiff’s involvement in the medium began in the silent era as an actor, aged just four, but took off after moving behind the camera in 1935. He went on to become one of the most respected purveyors of his trade in the history of cinema. Films he lent his magic to include A Matter of Life and Death, The Red Shoes, The African Queen and The Prince and the Showgirl. He won two Oscars: the first for work on 1947’s Black Narcissus, the second an honorary Lifetime Achievement award in 2001. His story is told through interviews with the man himself and those who worked with and admired him, including Martin Scorsese, Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Charlton Heston, John Mills and Alan Parker.

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