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Director Spotlight Archive

May 6, 2007

Alison Thompson, The Third Wave

"We had death threats. We were there to help, but there was all this craziness against us."

May 5, 2007

Marie Losier, Manuelle Labor

"Giving birth to Guy Maddin is like giving birth to a portrait. It's an homage to him."

May 4, 2007

Kathy Huang, Miss Chinatown USA

"For me, it’s more about building empathy between the audience and the protagonist."

May 3, 2007

Abigail Child, On the Downlow

"I think there’s the issue of bisexuality, then there’s the issue within the black community -- there are those two directions of controversy."

May 2, 2007

Vivien Lesnik Weisman, The Man of Two Havanas

"I couldn't really give a darn about Cuba. It was the thing that came between me and normalcy."

May 1, 2007

Lisa Katzman, Tootie's Last Suit

"People have said King Lear, but I think it’s actually closer to Mommie Dearest. But it’s a universal story -- a familial thing."

April 30, 2007

Tricia Regan, Autism: The Musical

"My idea was to introduce these autistic kids to the world in such a way that the world would value them, understand them."

April 29, 2007

Talia Lugacy, Descent

"We were determined to do films that matter to us about things we passionately care about, no matter how difficult it would be to make them."

April 28, 2007

Abby Epstein, The Business of Being Born

"You should understand the political and historical context of how we birth in America-- more than medical safety issues arise."

April 26, 2007

Beth Murphy, Beyond Belief

"It's about trust, it's about relationships, and a film like this would be impossible without that."

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