Identity, Authorship and Consumerism: An Interview with Moviemaker Jacob Gentry on the State of Cinema

  • Paul Risker


After Night Sky’s World Premiere at the August 2022 edition of FrightFest in London, Gentry spoke with MSJ about themes and ideas of identity and authorship in the cinema, and the influence of consumerism on the medium that we’ve only scratched the surface of.

Author Biography

Paul Risker

Paul Risker is an independent scholar, freelance film and literary critic, and interviewer. Outside of editing MSJ’s interview and film festival sections, he mainly contributes to PopMatters, although his criticism and interviews have been published by both academic and non-academic publications, that include: Cineaste, Film International, The Quarterly Review of Film and Video and Little White Lies. He remains steadfast in his belief of the need to counter contemporary cultures emphasis on the momentary, by writing for posterity, adding to an ongoing discussion that is essentially us belonging to something that is bigger than ourselves.