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Kimberly Roberts

Kimberly Roberts

Documentary Film and Video

About

Prior to life in Stanford, CA, Kim Roberts worked for the Long Bow Group in Boston, helping to produce the film, Gate of Heavenly Peace. Her films have been shown at Cinequest-San Jose Film Festival, the Mill Valley Film Festival, and the Boston Film Festival.

Miriam Is Not Amused

16mm color film

JUNE, 1996
VIDEO DURATION: 23:57 MIN.
Miriam Is Not Amused is a short film about the life of Miriam Patchen, and the relationship between filmmaker and subject.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Silver Medal, Student Academy Award, 1997

Class Struggle in Palo Alto

16mm color film

JUNE, 1995
VIDEO DURATION: 9 MIN.

Class Struggle in Palo Alto joins the filmmaker in her run-down Saab as she attempts to explore the class elitism, contradictions and guilt she sees in her community and herself. In this tongue-in-cheek documentary, the filmmaker searches for a way to understand her relationship to the town she lives in, and to her own sentimental feelings for her doomed mobile home park.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Cinequest


The Deep and Lovely Quiet

video

MARCH, 1995
VIDEO DURATION: 9 MIN.

The Deep and Lovely Quiet is a short video piece examining the role solitude plays in our lives: the fear of loneliness and the possibility of self-discovery through time spent alone. The film focuses on five subjects ranging in age and gender, from a male graduate student studying the global distribution of lightning in Antarctica to a 70 year-old woman who never married. The more traditional interviews are juxtaposed against stop motion footage from downtown San Francisco and a live recording from May Sarton's Journal of a Solitude.


Playing Barbie

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 1994
VIDEO DURATION: 4 MIN.

Playing Barbie is a short film exploring the way kids perceive and play with Barbie dolls. The film combines actual interviews of children from different age, gender, and race groups with a variety of visual materials: observational footage of kids playing with Barbie dolls; scenes from the Barbie strongholds at FAO Shwartz and the Barbie Hall of Fame; and the famous Barbie workout video.