Phantom Limb

Thematic Program DoubleTake

When he was just nine years old, Jay Rosenblatt was faced with the death of his younger brother. Unable to express his sadness or share his feelings of guilt for having survived his sibling, he pays a high emotional cost for his family’s tacit refusal to discuss what’s happened. In this experimental fusion of found footage and home movies, Rosenblatt takes us through the grieving process he was denied as a child. The poetic and provocative visual associations in this film transform assembled bits and pieces of family and cultural history into an expression of the most profound human experience: loss.

Tom Wallis, 2005 Festival

Director

Jay Rosenblatt

Producer

Jay Rosenblatt

Editor

Jay Rosenblatt

Cinematographers

Ara Corbett, Todd Curtis, Jay Rosenblatt

Release Year

2005

Festival Year

2017

Country

United States

Run Time

28 minutes