John Alonzo The Man Who Shot Chinatown – The Life & Work of John A.Alonzo Cinematographer Director of Photography Masters of Light Kameramann Cameraman Documentary Cameraman Dokumentarkameramann Senor Turtle Turtle Chicano Latino Dallas Texas Mentor High-Definition HD Pionier HD pioneer Hollywood New Hollywood American Cinema 1970s Handheld Cameraman American Society of Cameraman ASC International Cinematographers Guild IATSE Local 600 ICG Magazine Bundesverband Kamera BVK Martin Ritt Westdeutscher Rundfunk WDR Panavision DeLuxe Labs Chinatown Harold & Maude Scarface Norma Rae Vanishing Point Fluchtpunkt San Francisco Lady Sings The Blues Sounder Farewell, My Lovely Fahr Zur Hölle Liebling Internal Affairs Trau Ihm, Er ist Ein Cop Steel Magnolias Magnolien Aus Stahl Blue Thunder Das Fliegende Auge The Bad News Bears Die Bären Sind Los Black Sunday Seconds The Magnificent Seven Die glorreichen Sieben Fail-Safe Bloody Mama FM Cross Creek Tom Horn Wattstax Visions of Light The Bronze Screen National Geographics Sally Field Richard Dreyfuss Roger Ebert Frank Sinatra Junior Haskell Wexler Roman Polanski Robert Evans Jack Nicholson Michael Crichton Mike Figgis John Toll David L.Wolper WFAA TV Station Dallas Vistas Latino Filmfestival Los Angeles Filmfestival München Filmfest Munich Filmfest Cambridge Filmfestival PluscamerImage Festival de Cine Guadalajara Molinare London Axel Schill Stephanie Bahr Volker Glaeser Gerd Loedige Steve Milne Peter Wiggins Phil Radin John Galt Beverly Wood Ron Koch John McNaughton John Frankenheimer James Wong Howe Charles Lang Robert E.Relyea Daily Variety LA Weekly The American Cinematographer The American Cinematheque Los Angeles Cinematographers Day David Kaminsky Films Transit HBO Latin Docufactory Schweiz Docufactory Switzerland Internet Encyclopedia of Cinematographers Kodak Realfiction NRW Filmstiftung NRW Fillmfund

PRESS

„...no commentary tries to educate us. Instead, we can see for ourselves what made Alonzo so special...“
FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG

„...this specialty item for Hollywood cinephiles and lens-heads will draw solid fest interest and enjoy a long vid shelf-life...“
DAILY VARIERTY

„...a complex and utterly fascinating documentary...“
KÖLNER STADTANZEIGER

„...a compelling case for the cinematographer as an important innovator of both, the documentary-influenced look of the 1970s American cinema and of the coming HD revolution...“
L.A. WEEKLY

„Worth Seeing“ - tip of the day
TIP BERLIN

„...Axel Schill’s documentary excels in the opening twenty minutes by putting Alonzo`s momentous impact in perspective...“
CAMBRIDGE FILMFESTIVAL

„...within the vividness of Alonzo’s images, cinema returned to itself...“
DIE TAGESZEITUNG TAZ

„...a beautiful raid through the movies that Alonzo influenced...“
SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG

„...a film, that really wants to make you go to the movies...“
KÖLNER RUNDSCHAU

„...an educational piece about the connection between technique and aesthetics.“
epd FILM

"...this documentary presents an insightful look at how Alonzo broke the mold on and off-screen...“
LOS ANGELES FILMFESTIVAL

„...a revealing film about a cineaste, done by cineastes for cineastes...
FILMECHO/FILMWOCHE

„..this remarkable documentary works only with contemporary witnesses and also describes Alonzo as an actor and sculptor...“
FILMDIENST

„...the core of John a.Alonzo’s art has been worked out in this documentary done by Stephanie Bahr and Axel Schill...“
CINEARTE


TV appearances:
Germany
Hungary
Greece
Finland
Southkorea
British Columbia
Southamerica (HBO Latin)
Brazil

Theatrical releases:
Germany
Switzerland
USA (limited screenings)

Festival screenings
Los Angeles Filmfestival 2007 (USA) (World Premiere)
Munich Filmfestival 2007(German Premiere)
Cambridge Filmfestival 2007 (UK)
Tacoma, Seattle 2007 (USA)
PlusCamerImage, Lodz 2007 (Poland)
Festival de Cine, Guadalajara 2008 (Mexico)
Bradford Filmfestival 2008 (UK)
Vistas Latino Filmfestival, Dallas 2009 (USA)
EBS International Documentary Festival 2010, Seoul ( South Korea )

Educational screenings:
Cinematographers Day, Los Angeles, December 2006
DFFB, Filmschool Berlin, January 2008
Filmacademy Ludwigsburg, May 2008