Filmmaking

Independent Feature Films

"Shuttlecock" (1989) - World Premiere, Berlin International Film Festival, Forum, Berlin, Germany
"Recent Sorrows" (1984) - World Premiere, San Francisco International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival,
San Francisco, Caliifornia
"Dan's Motel" (1981) - World Premiere, New Directors/New Films, Lincoln Center, New York, New York


Retrospective Film Exhibitions

2007    Schleswig-Holstein-Haus, Schwerin, Germany
2004    Hof International Film Festival, Hof, Bavaria, Germany
2003    Festival Internacional de Cinema da Figueira da Foz, Portugal
2002    South Dakota Art Museum, SD State University,  Brookings, South Dakota
1998    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California
1991    The Museum of Modern Art, Cineprobe, New York City, New York
1990    Roxie Cinema, San Francisco, California
1986    DAAD, Arsenal, Berlin, West Germany
    Metropolis, Hamburg, West Germany
    German Film Museum, Frankfurt, West Germany
1980    Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, Half Moon Bay, California
1979    The Cinematheque, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

Selected International Film Festivals, Film Exhibitions & Theatrical Releases

2002    University of Minnesota Film Society, “Films with the Filmmaker,” Minneapolis, Minnesota
1998    Berliner Künstlerprogram des DAAD, Arsenal, Berlin, Germany
1992    Third Channel-TV, Munich, Frankfurt and Cologne, Germany
1991    Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany
    Arsenal, Berlin, Germany
    The Museum of Modern Art, "Film Arts Foundation at Fifteen," New York, NY
    Third Channel-TV, Munich, Frankfurt and Cologne, Germany
1990    Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam, Holland
    Houston International Film Festival, Houston, Texas
    Cinequest Film Festival, San Jose, California
    Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, Illinois
    Cannon Art Houses, Rotterdam, The Hague & Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1989    Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin, West Germany
    Florence Film Festival, Florence, Italy
    Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, California
    Film Arts Festival, Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco, California
    Uppsala Film Festival, Uppsala, Sweden
    Gottingen Film Festival, Gottingen, West Germany
1989    Fifige Film Festival, Hamburg, West Germany
1987    WNET-TV, "Independent Focus," New York, New York
1985    Munich International Film Festival, Munich, West Germany
    American Independent Film Festival, Amsterdam, Holland
    German television in Munich and Cologne, West Germany
    Antwerp International Film Festival, Antwerp, Belgium
1984    Hof International Film Festival, Hof, West Germany
    International Film Exhibit, Taipei, Taiwan
    San Francisco International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, San Francisco
1983    Agee Room at Bleecker Street Cinema, New York
    "Film in the Cities," Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Festival International de Cinema, Figueria da Foz, Portugal
    Lisbon Cinematheque, Lisbon, Portugal
    Florence Film Festival, Florence, Italy
    Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam, Holland
    Festival International du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal, Canada
1982    The Museum of Modern Art, "New Directors/New Films," New York City
    Denver International Film Festival, Denver, Colorado
    Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley, California
    Cinemateque, Athens, Greece
    Hof International Film Festival, Hof, West Germany
    Pacific Film Archives, "An Evening of Bay Area Film," Berkeley, California
1979    Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland
1978    Midwest Film Conference, Chicago, Illinois
1977    Palo Alto Filmmakers' Guild, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, California
    Santa Clara Film Festival, Santa Clara, California
1976    Festival Internationale del Film Sull'arte e di Biografie d'artisti, Asolo, Italy


Film Awards & Residency

1990    Foreign Critics' Choice, Rotterdam Internatl. Film Festival, Rotterdam, Holland
1989    Jury's Choice, Cinequest Film Festival, San Jose, California
1986-87    DAAD Residency (Deutscher Akademischer Austanschdienst), Berlin,  Germany
1976    Director's Choice, Sinking Creek Film Celebration, North Carolina
1976    Juror's Award, San Francisco Art Institute Student Exhibition, San Francisco


Selected Lectures, Guest Presentations & Art Related Positions

2002    “Films with the Filmmaker,” University of Minnesota Film Society, Minneapolis, MN
    Guest Lecturer, “Film Narrative,” Department of Film, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
1993    Guest Lecturer, "Film Directing," Department of Film, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, California
1992    Guest Presenter, "Folklore," Dept of Anthropology, Univ, of California, Berkeley
1990    Guest Lecturer, "Art & Artists of San Francisco," San Francisco State University
1988    Script Consultant to William Farley's "Of Men and Angels"
    Actor in Jon Jost's "Rembrandt Laughing"
1987    Actor in Wim Wender's "Wings of Desire"
1985    Panel Member, "Independent Filmmaking," Amsterdam, Holland
1977    Judge, Second Annual Palo Alto Film Festival, Palo Alto, California
1975    Cinematographer for Simon Edery's "Eloisa"
    Cinematographer for George Berg's "Seth," "Ely Ain't My Name," "The Tribe is Broken" and  "Good News"
1974    Lighting Design for George Berg's "Duet in Time"
1973    Opticals for George Berg's "Pit of Lost Souls:  Report of A60817A"


Television & Radio Interviews - Film

Wahl, Jan.  "Talkin' Pictures."  San Francisco, BayTV:  interview, August 29, 1998.
Knight, Michael.  San Francisco, KNBR Radio:  interview, November 11, 1989.
Braitman, Wendy.  "Reel Talk."  San Francisco, KALW radio:  interview, November 5, 1989.
Sullivan, Monica.  Berkeley, KALX Radio:  interview, November 9, 1989.
Steiger, Bonnie.  "Below San Francisco."  San Francisco, Viacom Cablevision:  interview, September 26, 1989.
Naefe, Vivian.  "Hof Film Festival."  Munich, Bavarian television:  interview, October, 1982.
Strauven, Michael.  "Interview from Hof."  Berlin, Berlin television:  interview October, 1982.
Larson, Larry.  "Jerry Barrish, Independent Filmmaker."  San Francisco, Viacom Cablevision:  interview, August, 1979.

Selected Bibliography - Film
Maerker, Christa.  "Jerry Barrish's Films:  Many Lovers and a Funeral."  Catalogue.  Jerry Ross Barrish, Sculpturen, Schwerin, Germany, 2007.
Hof 38th International Film Festival Catalogue, Hof, Germany, 27-31 October, 2004
Harvey, Dennis.  "Jerry Barrish Retrospective."  San Francisco Bay Guardian, September 2, 1998
Morris, Gary.  "Second Time Around."  SF Weekly, San Francisco, September 2, 1998.
Schmidt, Rick.  "Feature Filmmaking at Used-Car Prices."  New York:  Penguin Books, 1995 (Revised edition)
Dodsworth, Fred.  “Bonding with Barrish.”  The City, San Francisco,  Number 3, 1990.
Petrakis, John.  "Shuttlecock."  New City, Chicago,  March 29, 1990.
Van Bueren, Peter.  "People without a Place."  De Volksrant, Amsterdam,  January 29, 1990.
Winkler, Thomas.  "Like a Hole in the Wall."  AAZ, Berlin, December 15, 1989.
Sterneborg, Anke.  "A Look at the Screen:  Shuttlecock."  Tagesspiegel, Berlin, Dec. 14, 1989.
Forst, Achim.  "Sunny Neurosis."  Tip, Berlin, December, 1989.
Schwahlen, Katrin.  "Shuttlecock - Love Without Jealousy."  Zitty, Berlin, December, 1989.
Armstrong, David.  "Back and Forth in Pacifica."  San Francisco Examiner, November 8, 1989.
Stack, Peter.  "Love and Sex at Seashore."  San Francisco Chronicle, November 8, 1989.
Bladen, Barbara.  "Barrish:  the Fellini of Pacifica."  San Mateo Times, November 7, 1989.
Guthmann, Edward.  "Bearish on Barrish."  Datebook:  San Francisco Chronicle,   Nov. 5, 1989.
De Forest, Julie.  "Barrish Enters ‘Mainstream’ with Third Film."  Pacifica Tribune,   Nov. 1, 1989.
Jansen, Peter W.  "Movement of the Curve."  Basler Zeitung, Berlin, March 1, 1989.
Metzner, Jochen.  "Shuttlecock."  Tagesspeigel, Berlin, February 23, 1989.
Schnelle, Josef.  "Tonight or Always?."  Kolner Stadtanzeiger, Cologne, February 23, 1989.
Lacher-Remy, Georg.  "Funny Problems."  Journal, Berlin, February 18, 1989.
Ranvaud, Don.  "Emotional Rescue."  Journal, Berlin, February 18, 1989.
Maerker, Christa.  "Jerry Barrish."  Internationales Forum Des Jugen Films, Berlin, February, 1989.
Alexander, Georg.  "A European Perspective."  The Off Hollywood Report, Los Angeles, October, 1988.
Ghent, Janet.  "Subtitles Bailed Out Dyslexic Filmmaker."  Oakland Tribune, August 23, 1988.
Stack, Peter.  "A Real ‘San Francisco’ Story."  San Francisco Chronicle, June 21, 1984.
Guthmann, Edward.  "Gay, Straight Relationships."  San Francisco Chronicle, June 17, 1984.
Ellis, Morgan.  "Love Under the Rainbow."  Bay Area Reporter, San Francisco, June 14, 1984.
Doohan, Brian.  "Theme from the Motel."  City Arts Monthly, San Francisco, October, 1982.
Stack, Peter.  "A ‘Little’ Movie That Almost Got Away."  San Francisco Chronicle, May 14, 1982.
Kuttna, Mari.  "Report from Edinburgh."  Film World, Bombay, November, 1979.
Ahlgren, Calvin.  "Barrish:  One-Man Show of Hand Crafted Films."  San Francisco Chronicle, September 9, 1979.
Louter, King.  "Barrish the Image Weaver."  The Stanford Daily, Palo Alto, October 13, 1977.