Photos

Professor


Credit: Jonathan Johnson


Credit: Jonathan Johnson


Credit: Grant Rosenberg

Musician

Ken Vandermark plays with the Vandermark 5.  Also pictured: drummer Tim Daisy. Photo by Juan-Carlos Hernandez. Ken Vandermark in concert. Photo by Juan-Carlos Hernandez. Ken Vandermark plays the baritone saxophone. Photo by Juan-Carlos Hernandez.
Credit: Juan-Carlos Hernandez

Ken Vandermark plays a solo concert in Milwaukee. Photo by Amanda Kraus. Ken Vandermark plays a solo concert in Milwaukee. Photo by Amanda Kraus.
Credit: Amanda Kraus

Ken Vandermark takes the mic at a Vandermark 5 show. Photo by Juan-Carlos Hernandez. Ken Vandermark plays with the Vandermark 5.  Also pictured: drummer Tim Daisy and saxophonist Dave Rempis. Photo by Juan-Carlos Hernandez
Credit: Juan-Carlos Hernandez



Sheriff

Sheriff Ronald E. Hewett gets down to work in his Brunswick County, North Carolina office. Photo by Simone Lueck. Sheriff Ronald E. Hewett in his Brunswick County, North Carolina office. Photo by Simone Lueck.
Credit: Simone Lueck



Filmmaker

Filmmaker Daniel Kraus. Photo by Amanda Kraus.
Credit: Amanda Kraus

Press

Professor

“Endlessly intriguing... Makes for some of the unlikeliest drama on the scene today.”
“RECOMMENDED. An excellent new documentary... For all his idiosyncrasies, Holstein and his gargantuan shtick provide an object lesson in how the medieval lecture format can still be made to work in our multimedia age.”
“9/10 STARS! Another exceptional work by a filmmaker who finds masterpieces in the smallest of details. It is memorable, mesmerizing stuff.”
“The film affords the pleasures of a good college course... It’s hardly a coincidence that the best [Work Series film], Professor, follows the person with the most specialized profession, as well as the most outsized personality.”

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Musician

NYT CRITICS' PICK: Musician feels radically fresh... shot and edited with the same inquisitive spirit that defined Studs Terkel's oral history Working. Those seeking a nutshell definition of what it means to be a committed artist need look no further.”
“A masterpiece... Among the most significant efforts of the year - or any year this decade, for that matter.”
Musician expands a deceptively simple premise into a nuanced drama that is one of the best films of the year.”
“RECOMMENDED. Paints a vibrant but decidely unglamorous portrait. The end result is a strange duality between work and play: Vandermark loves what he does, but because resources for the improvising musician are so limited, he can never rest.”
- CHICAGO READER

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Sheriff

“A tour de force… Suspenseful and quirky, Sheriff is touching and a lot of fun.”
— CHICAGO DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. The detail captured by Kraus’s scrupulously neutral camera adds up to a fascinating, fully realized portrait of the man and the job. It’s like an extended episode of COPS directed by Frederick Wiseman — and I mean that as a compliment on both counts.”
“Equal parts colorful character study and real world procedural, this nicely handled pic retains interest throughout, and is a good bet for film fests and TV slots.”
— VARIETY

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