When San Francisco filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt was a young boy, his little brother Eliot died. The Rosenblatt family never discussed it--a silence that caused decades of displaced pain and postponed grief. Rosenblatt (King of the Jews, SFJFF 2000) reclaims both the death and life of his brother in this profound, haunting and healing meditation on loss.
Jay Rosenblatt has been making films for over 20 years. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim and a Rockefeller Fellowship. His films have won many awards and have screened throughout the world. A selection of his films had a one-week theatrical run at New York’s Film Forum and throughout the country. Articles about his work have appeared in The New York Times, LA Times, Sight & Sound, Filmmaker and The Independent. These films explore our emotional and psychological cores. They are personal in their content yet universal in their appeal.
Jay is originally from New York and has lived in San Francisco for many years. He has been a film and video production instructor since 1989 at various film schools in the Bay Area, including Stanford University, S.F. State University, S.F. Art Institute and the College of San Mateo. He has a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and, in a former life, worked as a therapist.