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Penny Lane

Moving Image, 2012



Penny Lane’s documentaries and video essays focus on lesser-known histories as a means of reconsidering issues of today. Her films have screened at festivals including New Directors/New Films, Rotterdam, SXSW, AFI FEST, Images Festival, Full Frame, Hot Docs, Oberhausen and MOMA’s Documentary Fortnight. Her first feature documentary, Our Nixon (2013), an all-archival exploration of the Nixon presidency as seen through the Super-8 home movies of his aides, was nominated for a Gotham Award and was closing night film at New Directors/New Films. It's distributed by Cinedigm and CNN Films. The Voyagers (2010), a video essay about the love story at the heart of NASA’s Golden Record, won awards at FLEX, New Orleans Film Festival and AFI FEST. In addition to the Creative Capital award, Lane has been awarded grants from the Jerome Foundation, Cinereach, New York State Council on the Arts, IFP, Experimental Television Center, LEF Foundation and the Puffin Foundation. She teaches video art at Colgate University.

Our Nixon
Penny's Website
NUTS! The Brinkley Story

Awards and Accomplishments

2013:

 Penny Lane and Brian Frye's Our Nixon screens at the IFC Center, New York

2013:

Penny Lane wins the Adrienne Shelly Foundation Excellence in Filmmaking Award at the Nantucket Film Festival for Our Nixon

2013:

Penny Lane and Brian Frye's Our Nixon wins the Best Documentary award at the Seattle International Film Festival

2013:

Penny Lane's documentary Our Nixon wins the Ken Burns Award for Best of the Festival at the 51st Ann Arbor Film Festival

2013:

Penny Lane and Brian Frye's film Our Nixon wins the Founder's Prize for Best Documentary at the Traverse City Film Festival

2013:

Our Nixon is nominated for a Gotham Award for Best Documentary