Matthew Mishory – Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean (2012)


“A nuanced portrayal of an entire era…JOSHUA TREE gives us an account of the process by which Hollywood molds an individual into its systemic image of a star.
That it accomplishes this through a formal subversion of Hollywood’s stylistic code…makes the message all the more subtle.”

Travis Jeppesen, Artforum

“An evocative, nuanced, visually stunning black and white intimate portrait of a period of time in the life of James Dean before he was a household name.”

— Carolyn Moloshco, Filmmaker Magazine Continue reading