Jerome Hiler began his creative life as a painter and was a student of Natalia Pohrebinska at Pratt Institute. Within a few years, Mr. Hiler became enthralled with the visual and poetic possibilities of 16mm experimental film. This encounter completely changed the focus of his creative energies and led to decades of work in the world of personal, independent film. He has shown his films at London’s LUX film series, the San Francisco Film Festival, seven seasons at the New York Film Festival, the London Film Festival and was selected by the Whitney Museum of American Art to participate in the 2012 Biennial for a week of screenings. Throughout his career, Mr. Hiler has also worked on feature films and documentaries. In the documentary field, he has worked either as photographer, editor or director and, occasionally, all three. Mr. Hiler also works in the field of stained glass, which he considers a sister-art to film. He has also presented slide lectures on medieval glass, culled from his extensive collection of photographs on the subject, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Princeton University, The Art Gallery of Toronto and The Harvard Film Archive. Mr. Hiler brought his love of classical music together with film in working as co-director on Music Makes A City. Other venues: Anthology film Archive, Indiana University, Duke University, Pacific Film Archive, SF Cinematheque, UCLA Billy Wilder Theater.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Jerome Hiler and Mac McGinnes in Conversation
by Jerome Hiler + Mac McGinnes
Posted on February 27, 2020