Immy Humes
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Immy Humes is a documentary filmmaker from New York City. Her current work in progress is about the life and times of the radical woman filmmaker Shirley Clarke. Immy’s film subjects have ranged from pit bulls to Lizzie Borden to long-term unemployment. Her film Doc (95 mins; 2008), about her late father, the novelist and trouble maker HL Humes, aired on PBS’ Independent Lens series and premiered at NYC’s Film Forum cinema. Critics used phrases like “a fascinating portrait… lovingly assembled… jam-packed with interviews with notable 20th-century cultural figures” (NY Times); and “nothing short of inspiring… deliciously ironic… a fine film” (NY Sun). Her work has won an Academy Award nomination; screenings at festivals including IDFA, Torino, Big Sky, Margaret Mead, AFI, Florida, Hot Springs, and INPUT; as well as grants and fellowships from MacDowell, Blue Mountain, WIF, the NEA, NYSCA, Jerome, Robeson, Soros (now Sundance), ITVS, NEH, CPB and other funders.