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A Long Way from Home

Documentary Film
USA
2015
3 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jay Rosenblatt
Jay Rosenblatt
John Turk, David Borengasser, Vanessa O’Neill
Jay Rosenblatt
A hypothesis: if archaeologists had ever come across footage of the crucifixion of Christ, it could have looked like this.

Afraid So

Documentary Film
USA
2006
3 minutes
subtitles: 
No
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Jay Rosenblatt (Locomotion Films)
Jay Rosenblatt
Jay Rosenblatt
Jay Rosenblatt
Garrison Keillor
There’s a lot to fear: rain, bounced checks or the imminent end of the world. An uncomfortable found footage film, inspired by a poem.

Beginning Filmmaking

Documentary Film
Finland,
USA
2008
23 minutes
subtitles: 
English
English Captions
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Jay Rosenblatt (Locomotion Films), YLE Teema
Jay Rosenblatt
Thomas Logoreci, Ella Rosenblatt
Jay Rosenblatt
Ella Rosenblatt, Jay Rosenblatt
Another film starring Ella, now four years old. The message: careful when you choose professions for your own kids!

Brain in the Desert

Documentary Film
USA
1990
5 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jay Rosenblatt
Jay Rosenblatt, Jennifer Frame
Joel Schneider
It could have been romantic if not for the permanent disruptions by thoughts, insects and other creatures.
Homage Jay Rosenblatt
Four Questions for a Rabbi Jay Rosenblatt, Stacey Ross

An examination of Jewish identity, persecution and mortality – started by the editor Stacey Ross, who died while working on this film.

Four Questions for a Rabbi

Documentary Film
USA
2008
12 minutes
subtitles: 
English
English Captions
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Judith Montell, Erica Marcus, Laurie Coyle, Emmy Scharlatt (Four Friends Productions), Locomotion Films
Jay Rosenblatt, Stacey Ross
Vicente Franco, M. Emrah Oral
Jay Rosenblatt
Ray Day, Bob Johns
An examination of Jewish identity, persecution and mortality – started by the editor Stacey Ross, who died while working on this film.

Friend Good

Documentary Film
USA
2003
5 minutes
subtitles: 
English Captions
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jay Rosenblatt
Jay Rosenblatt
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Boris Karloff’s interpretation on film. A “monster” becomes human. A cross media essay from 2003.
Homage Jay Rosenblatt
Human Remains Jay Rosenblatt

“The idea for the film began when I came across an image of Hitler eating. I was disturbed by the image of this monstrous person doing something so human.” (Jay Rosenblatt)

Human Remains

Documentary Film
USA
1998
30 minutes
subtitles: 
VO_English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jay Rosenblatt, John Turk (Locomotion Films), Danish Film Institute Workshop
Jay Rosenblatt
Jay Rosenblatt
Jay Rosenblatt
Jay Rosenblatt
Christian Bruno, Amy Hunter
Jennifer Frame, Harvey Schwartz, Ellen Bruno, Caveh Zahedi
“The idea for the film began when I came across an image of Hitler eating. I was disturbed by the image of this monstrous person doing something so human.” (Jay Rosenblatt)

I Just Wanted to Be Somebody

Documentary Film
USA
2006
10 minutes
subtitles: 
English Captions
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jay Rosenblatt (Locomotion Films)
Jay Rosenblatt
Fenton Johnson
An ironic tribute to Anita Bryant: advertising icon (Coca Cola, Tupperware), former beauty queen and activist in the American anti-gay movement.
Homage Jay Rosenblatt
I Like It a Lot Jay Rosenblatt

Jay Rosenblatt and his daughter Ella, aged two, on a trip to the ice cream parlour. Ella’s shirt is nice and clean at the start and totally filthy at the end.

I Like It a Lot

Documentary Film
USA
2004
4 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jay Rosenblatt (Locomotion Films)
Jay Rosenblatt
Thomas Logoreci
Jay Rosenblatt
Ella Rosenblatt
Jay Rosenblatt and his daughter Ella, aged two, on a trip to the ice cream parlour. Ella’s shirt is nice and clean at the start and totally filthy at the end.

I Used to Be a Filmmaker

Documentary Film
USA
2003
10 minutes
subtitles: 
English Captions
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jay Rosenblatt (Locomotion Films)
Jay Rosenblatt
Thomas Logoreci
Jay Rosenblatt
Ella Rosenblatt
Oh yes and oh no, to be a father. A former filmmaker follows his new vocation. 18 months in the lives of a father and his daughter.

I’m Charlie Chaplin

Documentary Film
USA
2005
8 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jay Rosenblatt (Locomotion Films)
Jay Rosenblatt
Thomas Logoreci
Jay Rosenblatt
Ella Rosenblatt
Ella Rosenblatt, first two and a half, then four, dressed as the Tramp. Another documentary family comedy.

King of the Jews

Documentary Film
USA
2000
18 minutes
subtitles: 
English
English Captions
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Jay Rosenblatt, John Turk (Locomotion Films)
Jay Rosenblatt
Jay Rosenblatt
Jay Rosenblatt, Caveh Zahedi
Jay Rosenblatt, Stephanie Rapp
Caveh Zahedi
An investigation of Christian anti-Semitism. A historic found footage montage and an autobiographical essay, too.

Nine Lives: The Eternal Moment of Now

Documentary Film
USA
2001
1 minute
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Jay Rosenblatt
Jay Rosenblatt
Jay Rosenblatt, Stephanie Rapp
Jay Rosenblatt, Stephanie Rapp
A cat has nine lives. It’s dreaming of the previous eight, lounging in the eternal now.