The irrepressible Karl Krogstad has made over 60 films since the early 1970s—animated, experimental, music videos, documentaries, and features—and earned his fair share of festival awards in the process. Most made on a shoestring and employing the talents of volunteers, Krogstad’s film projects have essentially served as inspiration and community film school for a generation of Seattle filmmakers and film lovers. More than being a maverick director, Krogstad’s flamboyant personality and promotional antics, not to mention other eclectic creative pursuits, have made him a community legend. But while Karl basks in his own praises in his cinematic self-portrait, his film is as much a valentine to his collaborators and fellow creative spirits, which range from Tom Robbins and Gus Van Sant to uncounted others in the Seattle film and arts community. “Krogstad is both a slave to beauty and a lenient master of it; he’s a Picasso-esque ceramicist, a Euro-juicy painter with a bit of a cult following, an excellent adventurous cook, and a stand-up comic who prefers to sit down.”—Tom Robbins. (120 mins.)
Director Karl Krogstad will be in attendance to introduce the film.
View a trailer for THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF KARL KROGSTAD here.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF KARL KROGSTAD screens Sunday, March 9 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum). The film is being presented as part of our ongoing Northwest Tracking series.
Tickets are available online or at the door.