Director Jon Jost in attendance.
Couched as a fictional story, Coming to Terms is a
meditation on a death, and its psychological impact on a fractured and divided
family. Its formal structure is far from normal narrative story-telling in the
In making this film I sought to address a topic appropriate
for someone my age – death, and its social impact. I wished to discard as much
conventional narrative tissue, as well as the usual cinematic language normally
used, and to go as directly as possible to the emotional core of the matter.
While not evident on the surface, the film is intended as a portrait of a
larger family – that of America.
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