Lucy Walker Retrospective
Lucy Walker has directed five documentary features: Devil's Playground (2002), Blindsight (2006), Waste Land (2010), Countdown to Zero (2010), and The Crash Reel (2013). Her notable shorts include The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (2011), and The Lion's Mouth Opens (2014). Her films have won over 100 awards (including two at Sundance and two at Berlin) and an Emmy, and she’s been nominated for two Academy Awards, an Independent Spirit Award, a Gotham Award, and a DGA Award.
Walker was born in London and started directing theatre in high school. After graduating from New College, Oxford with a B.A. (Hons) and M.A. (Oxon.) with first class honors, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to attend the graduate film program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she earned an MFA and supported herself by DJing. She currently lives in Venice Beach, California.
Her films will be playing the first weekend of the 2016 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, she will be present for Q&A's at all films.
Films by Lucy Walker:
Devil's Playground, 2002, 76 min
Blindsight, 2006, 104 min
Waste Land, 2010, 100 min
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, 2011, 39 min
The Crash Reel, 2013, 107 min
A History of Cuban Dance, 2016