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Born in Chicago in 1943, of a military family, Jost grew up in Georgia, Kansas, Japan, Italy, Germany, and, Virginia. Expelled from college in 1963, He began making 16mm films. He is self-taught. He has made some 20 shorts and 16 feature films, all of which he has conceived, written, photographed, directed, and edited. In 1965 Jost was imprisoned ... See full bio »

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 2019 Pequenos Milagres (Documentary)
 2015 Blue Strait
 2013 Canyon II (Documentary)
 2013/II Coming to Terms
 2012/II Stand (Short)
 2012/III Dissonance (Documentary)
 2012 Far from Afghanistan (Documentary) (segment "Empire's Cross")
 2011 Trinity
 2011 Image of a Lost City (Documentary)
 2010 Swimming in Nebraska (Documentary)
 2009 Amtrak (Short)
 2009 San Lorenzo (Short)
 2008 Love in the Shadows (segment director)
 2008 Parable
 2007 Over Here
 2006 Passages
 2004/III Homecoming
 2002 Oui non (Documentary)
 2001 At Sea (Harbouring Thoughts: Adrift) (Documentary short)
 2000 Muri romani (Documentary)
 2000 Roma - un ritratto improvvisario (Documentary)
 2000 6 Easy Pieces (Documentary)
 1997 London Brief (Documentary)
 1993 Frameup
 1990 Sure Fire
 1987 Plain Talk & Common Sense (Documentary)
 1986 Bell Diamond
 1984 Slow Moves
 1982 Infermental 1 (Video)
 1981 Stagefright
 1980 Godard 1980 (Short documentary)
 1978/I Chameleon
 1977 Angel City
 1973 Speaking Directly (Documentary)
 1970 Canyon (Short)
 1964 City (Documentary short)
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For two years lived in a one-room Montana cabin, with no running water or electricity. During this period he made his first feature, Speaking Directly (1973). See more »

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