Korty Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with John Korty

Interviewed by: Robert Markowitz

John Korty discusses how exposure to art and experimental film led him to documentary and feature filmmaking. He also discusses his Oscar and Emmy award-winning documentary Who are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get 19 Kids? and his work on movies for television like Farewell to Manzanar.

John Korty describes what it took to get a television broadcast of his Oscar and Emmy-winning documentary Who are the Debolts? And Where Did They Get 19 Kids?

The shooting problems caused by Cicely Tyson's makeup as a 110-year-old woman on The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

What happened at a New York Cinema 16 Film Club screening when experimental filmmaker Maya Deren brought 35 filmmakers onstage for a Q&A.