Jennie Livingston

Jennie Livingston is a groundbreaking filmmaker, known for her lively storytelling, nuanced character portraits, and thoughtful explorations of identity, class, race, death, sex, and gender. She works in both fiction and nonfiction.

In addition to directing and producing her own films, she's a writer, photographer, draftsman, educator, and director for hire.

Livingston's films include Paris is Burning, Through the Ice, Who's the Top?, and Hotheads. She is currently making a nonfiction feature, Earth Camp One, directing an episode of Pose (FX) and participating in the re-release of Paris is Burning, which in 2016 was included in the Film Registry at the US Library of Congress. Future projects include an episodic work set in the art worlds of East Berlin and New York in 1989.

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