Bite-sized blog post: Bette Gordon

At home with independent film pioneer Bette Gordon Friday, April 2, 2010 on Reade Street in New York. (N.Y.Post/Chad Rachman)

When BETTE GORDON attended film school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison MFA film program she was one of two woman and one of her professors joked when they were working with a Bolex camera “do you girls even know how to use that thing?” She became an expert and has gone on to teach film classes at Columbia as well as continuing to direct award winning features including Luminous Motion (2000) based on the novel by Scott Bradfield and  Handsome Harry (2009).

Her most recent feature starring Josh Charles and Julia Stiles, Border Crossers is in post-production.

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Where to watch her films:





Read more about her:

Border Crossers Film page
Artists in Conversation
Columbia Film School Website
New York Times
Film Directors Site
Porn and Being Poor, Then & Now: Bette Gordon Interview, Tribeca 2009

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2003Life on the Line (TV Movie)
 1998Luminous Motion
 1994Love Street (TV Series) (1 episode)
See Me (1994)
 1989-1991Monsters (TV Series) (4 episodes)
Desirable Alien (1991)
Habitat (1990)
Jar (1989)
 1986Seven Women, Seven Sins (segment “Greed – Pay to Play”)
 1974I-94 (Short)
 1974Michigan Avenue (Short)