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James Benning

James Benning

Director

Over the past thirty-five years James Benning (b. 1942) has played a central role in the history of American independent cinema by offering his rigorously structured yet wonderfully graceful films as extended meditations on the American landscape and its social and environmental histories. Benning’s life and work have been shaped by his passionate wanderlust—born in Milwaukee, he lived for intervals in Colorado, the Missouri Ozarks, Illinois and Oklahoma before settling in Val Verde, California in 1987, with car and motorcycle journeys around the country generating such films as I-94 (1975) and Four Corners (1997). His career has been equally restless, ranging from his early experimentation with an avant-garde aesthetic to his embrace, during the 1980s and 90s, of explicitly autobiographical elements and increased human content. With his “California Trilogy” (2000-2001) Benning entered a new phase, refining his formalist style and political concerns while distilling his abiding interest in place and exacting organizational structures.

Born: December 28, 1942 (Age 78) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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Known For
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Landscape Suicide
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Deseret
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13 Lakes
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11 x 14
Filmography
Title Rating Job Role(s) Year
Movie
5.7
Actor Himself 2013
Movie
6.7
Actor Himself 2018
Movie
Actor (voice) 1989
Movie
6.7
Actor The Father 2013
Movie
Actor 2019
Movie
4.1
Actor Leatherman 2020
Movie
Actor 2020
Short Film
Actor Owl Eyes 2011
Short Film
Actor Self 2021
Movie
Actor Himself 2003
Movie
7.1
Directing Director, Editor, Producer, Writer 1977
Movie
6.3
Directing Director 2004
Movie
6.9
Directing Director 1984
Movie
7.2
Directing Director, Writer, Producer, Editor, Cinematography 2007
Movie
5.8
Directing Director 1995
Movie
7.4
Directing Director 1999
Movie
7
Directing Director 1998
Movie
6.7
Directing Director 2018
Movie
7.5
Directing Director, Writer, Director of Photography, Editor, Producer 1987
Movie
7.2
Directing Director 2001
Movie
Directing Director 2016
Movie
7
Directing Director 1977
Movie
7.3
Directing Director 2005
Movie
6.9
Directing Director 2007
Movie
Directing Director 2017
Movie
7
Directing Director, Editor, Sound Editor, Director of Photography, Writer 2009
Movie
6.9
Directing Director 2011
Movie
7.2
Directing Director 2002
Movie
Directing Director 2016
Movie
7.3
Directing Director 2012
Movie
6.8
Directing Director 2004
Movie
6
Directing Director, Writer 2011
Movie
Directing Director 2016
Movie
Directing Director 2012
Movie
Directing Director, Writer 1978
Movie
Directing Director 2011
Movie
Directing Director 2011
Movie
Directing Director 1982
Movie
Directing Director 1998
Movie
Directing Director, Writer 1989
Movie
6.9
Directing Director 1992
Movie
Directing Director 2013
Movie
6.4
Directing Director 2012
Movie
7.5
Directing Director, Writer, Editor, Producer, Director of Photography 2012
Movie
Directing Director 2014
Movie
Crew Thanks 2015
Movie
Directing Director, Editor, Writer, Cinematography 2020
Movie
Directing Director 2020
Movie
Directing Director 2020
Short Film
Directing Director 1985
Short Film
5.4
Directing Director 1974
Short Film
6.3
Directing Director 1974
Short Film
6.7
Directing Director 1975
Short Film
Writing Writer 2012
Short Film
Directing Director 1977
Short Film
Directing Director 2011
Short Film
Directing Director 2011
Short Film
Directing Director 2014
Short Film
Directing Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematography 2010
Short Film
Directing Director 2015
Short Film
Directing Director 1975
Short Film
6.2
Directing Director 2009
Short Film
Directing Director 2018
Short Film
Directing Director 1972
Short Film
Directing Director 2019
Title Rating Job Role(s) Year
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