John Gianvito

John Gianvito (United States)

John Gianvito is a director, teacher, and curator, based in Boston, Massachusetts. His films have screened widely and have included the Toronto International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, FID Marseille, BAFICI, London Film Festival, the Museum of Modern Art (NY), Centre Pompidou, Cinematheque Francaise, the Tate Modern, and Pacific Film Archives. Retrospectives of his work have been presented at the VIENNALE Film Festival, the I Mille Occhi Festival, Cinéma du Réel, and Seoul Independent Documentary Festival. Gianvito is the editor of the book Andrei Tarkovsky: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi) and served for five years in the 1990s as the film curator of the Harvard Film Archive. He is currently a Professor in the Visual and Media Arts Department at Emerson College.


  • The Grave's Sky
  • Fugue
  • Her Socialist Smile
  • Wake (Subic) [Part 2 of “For Example, the Philippines”]
  • Far From Afghanistan
  • Vapor Trail (Clark) [Part 1 of “For Example, the Philippines”]
  • Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind
  • Puncture Wounds (September 11th)
  • The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein
  • What Nobody Saw
  • August 6th
  • Address Unknown
  • Flower of Pain
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