I feel like I saw a lot of what could be done with the artform by looking at their works, and I thought that it was just a very, very strong kind of medium in which to work.
I got a sense of the idea that with film, you could make something entertaining, but also, very much said something poignant and interesting about society.
J: A lot of my work often centers around sort of subversive ideas of masculinity…
The movie premiered this year at Sundance Film Festival, but Thursday night, NU students had a chance to see it when the Multicultural Filmmakers Collective hosted Jetter, who wrote, directed and produced the film, as MFC’s spring speaker.
Prior to a Q&A with the audience, Jetter spoke to Black Board about his experience as a filmmaker, gender norms and navigating relationships.
Jetter: Not involved per se, but I always wanted to be a filmmaker.
I’d wanted to do that since I was about 15 years old.
There were a few filmmakers that I really admired at a young age, and I wanted to see if I could replicate their work.
J: Spike Lee, David Fincher, Guy Ritchie, those guys.
All very “masculine” filmmakers in their own kind of way.
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