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Penny Lane

United States / Website


Penny Lane has been making award-winning documentaries and essay films since 2002. Her films have screened at Rotterdam, AFI FEST, The Media That Matters Film Festival, Rooftop Films, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, MoMA's Documentary Fortnight and many other venues. She has been awarded grants from Cinereach, TFI Documentary Fund, LEF Foundation, NYSCA, Experimental Television Center, IFP and the Puffin Foundation. OUR NIXON is her first feature documentary, for which she was awarded several grants and a residency at Yaddo. She is a Creative Capital grantee and was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2012.

2013 Our Nixon (Documentary)
2010 The Voyagers (Documentary short)
2010 How To Write An Autobiography (short)
2009 The Commoners (Documentary short) (co-director)
2008 Sittin' on a Million (Video documentary short) (co-director)
2007 She used to see him most weekends (short)
2007 Men Seeking Women (short)
2007 The Wren (short)
2005 Famous Lunch (short)
2005 Abortion Diaries (Documentary short)
2005 Sometimes I get lossy (short)
2004 We Are The Littletons: A True Story (Video documentary short)
2002 Connect (short)


Our Nixon

Our Nixon (Orig.) / 2013 / United States / 85 min

During Richard Nixon’s presidency, three top White House advisors obsessively filmed all events with Super 8 cameras, not knowing they would all be in prison for Watergate a few years later. OUR NIXON creates an intimate portrait of the presidency through Haldeman, Ehrlichman and Chapin as never seen before.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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