Witkin & Witkin


The Main 4 Sat, Apr 21, 2018 4:45 PM
The Main 4 Thu, Apr 26, 2018 2:20 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Film Info
Programs:Cine Latino
Women & Film
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2017
Runtime:90 min
Director:Trisha Ziff
Producer:Trisha Ziff
Isabel del Río
Luis Arenas
Cinematographer:Felipe Perez-Burchard
Screenwriter:Trisha Ziff
Editor:Jorge Márquez
Composer:Jacobo Lieberman
Filmography:Chevolution ('08)
The Mexican Suitcase ('11)
The Man Who Saw Too Much ('16)


Special Advance Screening

Born September 13th, 1939, Joel-Peter and Jerome Witkin are identical twins, but that is only one small aspect of their respective lives. Joel-Peter is a world-renowned photographer while Jerome is a celebrated figurative painter with Pulitzer and Guggenheim honors under his belt. In this irreverent portrait of their lives, we follow Joel-Peter and Jerome throughout their history and day-to-day worlds.

A film shot over the course of four years, Witkin & Witkin examines the lives and careers of two men who were born together, but whose respective roads took vastly different courses in later years, each with his own unique artistic gaze, medium and philosophy. In a film about aging, art and shared histories, director Trisha Ziff casts a thoughtful lens on the Witkins’ childhood, careers and present lives, all while recognizing the value of the unique bond they share.

Director Biography

Trisha Ziff Trisha Ziff is a UK-filmmaker, curator and Guggenheim fellow. She is known The Mexican Suitcase (’10) and Chevolution (’08). Joel-Peter and Jerome, the subjects of her latest film, Witkin & Witkin (’17), are also the focus of her book of the same name, which was released in 2016.



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