Heading 2

RICHARD KROEHLING - BIOGRAPHY

Richard Kroehling is a multidisciplinary artist, film director, multi-media maker, painter and poet. At university Kroehling was a student of iconic Hollywood director Nick Ray and avant-garde Austrian cinema artist Peter Kubelka, Kroehling’s works include feature films, mainstream television, non-fiction, video art, photography,  poetry and installation media art. Richard’s works have been exhibited at film festivals, art museums and galleries around the world including MOMA, WAAM, WAH, the Jewish Museum in New York, Brooklyn Museum,  Cinema Gaumont, Paris, Kunsthalle in Copenhagen, Goteborg Kunstahalle and Art Basel Miami.  Kroehling’s film, “WORLD WITHOUT END’ an experimental hybrid straddling nonfiction and fiction played in competition at Amsterdam International Film Festival and internationally, commissioned by England's Film4, one critic called it, ”a movie making wild style that delivers you into a scorching disturbing world". Richard has directed over seventy hours of television.  His controversial series CONFESSIONS, was called by a Roger Ebert critic, “more like art installation then mainstream TV, bold and visionary". A five hour version was installed in Palazzo Della Triennale, in Milan and Copenhagen Art Festival.  Richard wrote and directed EINSTEIN starring William Hurt, the LA Times wrote, "the most astonishing, poetic compression of grand ideas ever achieved on film." and "2B The Era of Flesh is Over” a feature film starring James Remar (48 Hours, Django Unchained) based on his work on renowned futurist, author and director of Google research, Ray Kurzweil’s New York Times best seller,  “The Singularity Is Near”. Critics hailed the film, “This breathtaking movie depicts a decaying world on the cusp of great transformation is confronting as it is mesmerizing!”  His video art piece “SHADOW CASTING ME” was part of director’s Lars Von Trier’s Gesamt project “CATASTROPHE: WHAT HAPPENED TO MAN?” Copenhagen Biennial Festival. Richard is currently completing a feature length performance film with poet laureates called AFTER “Bringing The Dead Back To Life”. The poets include Alicia Ostriker, Leonard Cohen, Cornelius Eady and poet and actor Geza Roehrig (who plays Jesus in Terrence Malick’s new film THE WAY OF THE WIND) Richard has just completed the feature narrative film, I LOVE YOU SHELLY WEINTRAUB “A Woman’s Life In 31 Scenes”, starring (Florencia Lozano (Narcos) and Ana Reeder (No Country For Old Men, Sally Norvell PARIS, TEXAS). Richard has adapted for the screen and will direct WAR in 2022, a work by celebrated Swedish playwright Lars Noren. In 2020, Richard collaborated with cinematographer Lisa Rinzler (POLLOCK, DON’T BLINK, ROBERT FRANK) on the multi-screened cine-opera DOLLARLAND installed at WAAM. The work explores the hidden lives of an imagined American city, Kroehling’s POET DON’T AVERT YOUR EYES! was screened at Art Basel Miami 2018.  and LONELY MOUTH video diary for the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art's Pandemic 2020 series. Richard has won many private foundation grants as well as National Endowment For The Humanities and Arts and New York State Council on the Arts and is a two-time Emmy award winner.  

 

PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS

 

“… the most astonishing and poetic compression of grand ideas ever managed in one hour of television … a masterful film portrait… Kroehling enters Einstein’s mind with great personal cinematic style. ”

– EINSTEIN, The Los Angeles Times

 

“ A mind-boggling and transcendent journey.” 

EINSTEIN, The Hollywood Reporter

 

Confessions. Grade A“…Disturbing and gripping from the dark side / Entertainment Weekly 

 

Confessions. “The next Big Bad Thing!” 

/ The Boston Globe. 

 

“A movie making wild style that delivers you into a scorching, disturbing world.”  

Francesco Scarpelli, WORLD WITHOUT END, Milano Creativo

 

 “…World Without End, is an eerie and poetic visionary work that will complicate all future discussion about non-fiction film.” / Filmmakers 

 

 “Kroehling created a crime landscape of novelistic intensity. As in the best work of Oliver Stone we get in the minds of the main characters – sometimes simultaneously. ”  

– Matt Zoller Zietz, Cop Killer’s Wife, National Gannet Newspapers

 

“This breathtaking movie starring James Remar is as confronting as it is mesmerizing! ”  Trenchard Smith, 2B, Sydney Film Festival, and top Australian Film Critic 

 

“…terrific, gutsy, artfully explores the epochal issues at stake.” 

2B, Ray Kurzweil, world-renowned futurist and author “The Singularity Is Near” 

 

"In 2B science fiction has caught up with reality ... technology is catching up with prophecy…” /  The Huffington Post

 

“…The cinematography and poetry are magnificent. After is a work of art!”

Michael Berenbaum, the President’s Commission on the Holocaust 

 

“A contrapuntal film that provides eloquent testimony of the poets,  invaluable 

and devastating cinema.” - AFTER. Molly Haskell, New Yorker Film Critic