Location: Filmtheater t’Hoogt
The film is devoted to Hill’s family who were railroad construction workers in America and to Hill’s development to a young man and artist. Using early childhood film material, stills and drawings, ‘Film Portrait’ is a view on film history as well.
Jerome Hill― Artist
Jerome Hill (March 2, 1905 – November 21, 1972) was an American filmmaker and artist known for his award-winning documentary and experimental films. Hill went to Yale where he was an active contributor to the campus humour magazine titled 'The Yale Record'. His 1950 documentary 'Grandma Moses' was nominated for an Academy Award under the Best Short Subject category. He in fact went ahead and won the 1957 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for his film 'Albert Schweitzer'. In addition to making films, he was also a painter and a composer. His last film, the autobiographical 'Film Portrait' (1973), was added to the National Film Registry in the year 2003.