A Film by JR
Featuring: Academy Award® Winner Robert De Niro
Directed and Produced By:JR
Written By:Academy Award® Winner Eric Roth
Produced By:Jane Rosenthal, Guillaume LeFrançois, Marc Azoulay, Sol Guy, and Emile Abinal
Executive Produced By: Catherine and Niklas Zennstrom, Emerson Collective
Cinematography By: André Chemetoff
Edited By: Maxime Pozzi-Garcia
Music By: Woodkid, Nils Frahm
Watch the trailer for JR's new short film, ELLIS, starring Robert De Niro on @tribeca: http://bit.ly/1iEZBjX
Synopsis: The short narrative film, ELLIS, awakens our collective memory. Leaving their past behind them, immigrants fleeing poverty, discrimination, dictatorship arrived there. Ellis Island was the gateway to the United States for millions of immigrants. Upon arrival, they were processed, approved or denied access. Due to sickness or simply tiredness, many were placed in the hospital. A purgatory of sorts, in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, where thousands of men, women and children awaited their fate.
JR exhibits freely in the streets of the world, catching the attention of people who are not typical museum visitors. In 2011 he received the TED Prize, after which he created Inside Out, an international participatory art project that allows people worldwide to get their picture taken and paste it to support an idea and share their experience. His most recent projects include a collaboration with New York City Ballet, a huge installation on the Pantheon in Paris, the pasting of a container ship or an exhibition on the abandoned hospital of Ellis Island.