Jon Jost is a veteran film and video-maker, having made his first work in 1963 in Cassina Amata, Paderno Dugnano (Milano), Italy. Since then he’s worked continuously, making some 33+ feature length works, more than thirty short films, several installations, along with painting, writing, and playing-composing music (C&W). While his films were screened regularly in major festivals and small ones too, they fail almost all criteria for the present day “market economy” value system, and are more or less not shown outside the festival circuit. In the last few years they seem also to not suit festivals, as the rejection list gets longer. You can read about these films and if you want to, order DVDs of them at http://www.jon-jost.com.
An inveterate traveler, Jon has lived since 1962 in Chicago, San Francisco, Ben Lomond, Los Angeles, Leucadia (Ca.); Cottage Grove (OR), Kalispell, Butte (MT), Berlin, London, Lisbon, Frankfurt, Paris, Rome, New York City, Portland, and Lincoln NE, Seoul, S Korea. He presently lives, single again,on the road in the USA after he quit his job as “Distinguished Professor” at Yonsei University in July.
If you want more info, go to http://www.jon-jost.com and check biography and filmography there. Or check out his blogs at http://www.jonjost.wordpress.com and http://www.cinemaelectronica.wordpress.com, http://www.paginasparaclarinha,wordpress.com, and http://www.jonjostcomingtoterms.wordpress.com