DIRECTORS SERIES – MARIELLE HELLER
Marielle Heller has built an impressive and multifaceted career in front of and behind the camera. As a performer, her notable credits include the sitcom Spin City and feature comedy MacGruber. In 2012, her film adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner’s novel, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, earned her the Sundance Screenwriting and Directing Fellowships. The film announced Heller as one of our most exciting new voices in independent cinema. Her second feature was the Academy Award®-nominated critical darling, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and she’s now in post production on her most recent directorial effort A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, starring Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers. Heller will speak to the impressive and varied career she has forged for herself and her deeply empathetic approach to her complex and misunderstood characters.