Robert Greene, the reinvention of the North-American documentary

The Atelier that Visions du Réel dedicates to Robert Greene’s work is the first full retrospective ever presented and will provide an opportunity for students, cinephiles and audiences alike to engage with some of the most innovative films produced in the United States in the past decade or so. Robert Greene will hold his Masterclass on Wednesday 18 April 2018, at 10:00.

Robert Greene is one of the most outstanding and cutting-edge directors to emerge from the United States in the last ten years. His work has redefined the boundaries of the traditional documentary, challenging the notions of reality and fiction. His films have been shown and awarded in festivals all over the world (Berlinale, Sundance, etc). But it is also at Visions du Réel with the astonishing Kati With an I (2010) that Greene’s work began gathering momentum and international recognition. His following work has confirmed and shown an ever-growing quality, thus making Greene one of the most acute chroniclers of America’s complexities. An all-round talent, he is also a professional editor, working notably for Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip, Queen of the Earth, Golden Exits). With an unparalleled cinematic flair and an articulate cinephilia to back up his projects and films, Greene’s œuvre is a consistent body of work that takes on America’s contradictions and mythologies. Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, Robert Greene is also a professor and an influential critic and writer.

  • Bisbee’17, 2017, 130′
  • Kate Plays Christine, 2016, 112′
  • Actress, 2014, 86′
  • Fake It So Real, 2011, 95′
  • Goodbye Engineer, 2011, 21′
  • Kati With an I, 2010, 86′
  • Owning the Weather, 2009, 93′
  • Ghost Towns of Arizona, 2006, 7′
  • Sports, 2005, 13′
  • One Dead in Ohio, 2004, 10′
  • Six Videos About Tourism, 2003, 13′
  • Ye Are the Light of the World, (Don’t Stare Into the Sun), 2002, 10′
  • Rehobeth Trilogy Part II, 2001, 3′