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Director
Sara Driver

Filmography
1982 You Are Not I (short)
1986 Sleepwalk
1993 When Pigs Fly
1994 The Bowery – Spring 1994 (segment Postcards from New York)

Biography
Sara Driver was born in Westfield, New Jersey. In 1982 she adapted, produced and directed the film version of Paul Bowles’ short story You Are Not I. It was featured at many international film festivals and museums and was recently screened in the Masterworks section of the49th New York Film Festival. Her first feature film, Sleepwalk (1986), won the prestigious Prix Georges Sadoul, given by the French Cinémathèque, the Special Prize at the 1986 Mannheim Film Festival, and was the opening night film for the 25th Anniversary of the International Critics’ Week at Cannes. It was also featured at the Museum of Modern Art’s 1987 “New Directors New Films” Series. In 1993, she made the award-winning feature film When Pigs Fly, starring Marianne Faithfull and Alfred Molina. It premiered in competition at the Locarno Film Festival and was shown at Toronto, Rotterdam, as well as many other international film festivals. She wrote and directed the short documentary, The Bowery – Spring in 1994, part of Postcards from New York, an anthology program for French TV. Driver’s other film credits include Jim Jarmusch’s Permanent Vacation and Stranger than Paradise, both of which she produced. Her theater work includes directing the plays What the Hell - Zelda Sayre (1977) and Stairway to Heaven (1994), as well as the experimental musical Jazz Passengers in Egypt (1990). She taught directing at New York University’s Graduate Film School from 1996 to 1998, where she received her own Master of Fine Arts degree in 1982.Sara Driveris currently working on an anthology film of metamorphosis tales from around the world entitled Tales from the Hanging Head.

Sara Driver

The Bowery – Spring, 1994 – Postcards from New York / Sara Driver

A short ten minute movie about a street in lower Manhattan – a street known for its derelict, but also spectacular, past. Driver talks to many Bowery locals, shop owners, homeless people; the impression is that, despite the fact that most of the magic is gone, there is a special energy always present in the neighborhood.


Director:Sara Driver
Script:Sara Driver
Editing:Jay Rabinowitz
With:Nemo Librizzi, Bill Dock, Slim “Willy” Curtis, Eddie “Fix” Auzin, Luc Santé, Alfred Alfonso, June Leaf, Joe Coleman, Sara Driver and the good people of the Bowery
World Sales:Sara Driver sdriver923@earthlink.net
Production Country:France
Format:HD Cam Color
Duration:10'
Production Year:1994
Screening Schedule
FRIDA LIAPPA:Monday, November 07, 2011 - 13:00 | ID:342
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 15:00 | ID:623
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