Joan Micklin Silver

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Omaha, Nebraska, USA
As a successful director working both inside and outside the Hollywood studio system, Joan Micklin Silver has been a true lamplighter. Garnering a steady stream of awards and box office successes, she has proved herself time and again as one of the most important woman directors to come out of the United States. She has also demonstrated that films about Jewish topics can succeed with both Jews and non-Jews alike.

Based in New York, where she has lived for over four decades, Joan Micklin Silver was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1935. Read more...