Penny Lane

Penny Lane’s feature documentary NUTS! (2016) premiered at Sundance where it won a Special Jury Prize for Editing. Her debut feature documentary Our Nixon (2013) premiered at Rotterdam, had its North American premiere at SXSW, won the Ken Burns Award for “Best of the Festival” at Ann Arbor, and was selected as the Closing Night Film at New Directors/New Films. Both NUTS! and Our Nixon garnered critical acclaim including multiple award nominations and wins, and are currently in wide release. Lane was the recipient of a Chicken & Egg Breakthrough Award (2017) and named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” (2012). Lane has also been awarded grants from Creative Capital, Cinereach, TFI Documentary Fund, Jerome Foundation, LEF Foundation, NYSCA, Experimental Television Center, IFP and Puffin Foundation. She was named “Most Badass!” at the Iowa City Documentary Film Festival in 2009. Her short films, such as Just Add Water (2016) and The Voyagers (2010), have won accolades at film festivals and popularity online. Film festival screenings span the independent and experimental film worlds, including Sundance, Rotterdam, Images, IMPAKT, Hot Docs, Full Frame, CPH:DOX and Oberhausen. She was admitted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2017. Lane is currently a professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Colgate University, where she lives in a very old house and shows movies in her barn. And yes, Penny Lane is her real name.

Artist Code: 955


Normal Appearances

2018, 05:00 minutes, Colour, English

The Pain of Others

2018, 71:00 minutes, Colour, English

The Silent Majority (1972)

2011, 14:30 minutes, colour, English

How To Write An Autobiography

2010, 03:45 minutes, colour, English

The Voyagers

2010, 16:30 minutes, colour, English

The Commoners

2009, 12:30 minutes, English

Sittin’ on a Million

2008, 26:18 minutes, English

The Wren

2007, 03:52 minutes, English

Men Seeking Women

2007, 04:19 minutes, English

She used to see him most weekends

2007, 04:11 minutes, English

The Abortion Diaries

2005, 30:12 minutes, English

Kitsch is a beautiful lie

2004, 01:48 minutes, English

We Are The Littletons: A True Story

2004, 10:08 minutes, English

Critical Writing

A Strong Crop of Images: The 21st Images Festival expands its...
by Norman Wilner. NOW, Apr. 3, 2008, v. 27, no. 31.