Biographical Films

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Lisa Immordino Vreeland by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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“She wasn’t loved, so she didn’t know how to give love.”

Steven Shainberg by Andrew Fierberg
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Director Steven Shainberg and producer Andrew Fierberg share a successful partnership forged in projects like Secretary and their latest, Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus. The two sit down to compare notes.

Leon Ichaso by Lynn Geller
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Perhaps because he emigrated from Cuba at 14, Leon Ichaso, a self-taught director with an eclectic background, has always had an affinity for outsiders—be it fellow immigrants (El Super, 1979)…

John Maybury’s Love is the Devil by Lawrence Chua
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Falling through the skylight of Francis Bacon’s studio, petty criminal, and thug-about-town George Dyer (Daniel Craig) falls into the arms of his future. 

Miloš Forman  by Liza Béar
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Director Miloš Forman began making films in Communist Czechoslovakia. He and writer Liza Bear talk about his film, The People vs. Larry Flynt, and censorship in the United States.

Yvonne Welbon by Lawrence Chua
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In Yvonne Welbon’s short films and videos, memory laps at the crumbling shoreline of history. 

A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde by Ada Gay Griffin & Michelle Parkerson
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Excerpts from Ada Gay Griffin and Michelle Parkerson’s film A Litany for Survival, on the great American poet, Audre Lorde. Tributes and insights from the poet herself, friends and family on what it means to live in the heart.

Thirty-Two Short Films about Glenn Gould by Don McKellar & François Girard

LONGFELLOW

Film #2

EXT. NIGHT. THE STREETS OF TORONTO.

Jane Alexander by Stuart Spencer
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Jane Alexander is one of those exceptional actresses who combine formidable inner strength with an almost porcelain fragility. Among her many projects of the last ten years there has been a small feature film, Testament, that “broke out” into mainstream recognition, and Eleanor and Franklin, a television film that rose above its own mainstream aspirations. 

Véra Belmont by Kristen Bates
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“When you see a film, you can analyze the director. You know if they’re emphatic, energetic, sensitive or not, empty or full. Everything. To direct you are naked, absolutely.”

Committed by Lynne Tillman & Sheila McLaughlin
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A film about a film star. Frances Farmer, relegated for thirty years to the garbage can, now being resurrected as interesting. 

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