Holly FISHER

Nationality: American

Holly Fisher received a B.A. in Asian Art History at Columbia University in 1964, and a M.A. in Cinema Studies at New York University in 1982. She lives and works in Tribeca, New York City.

Holly Fisher has been active since the mid-sixties as an independent filmmaker, printmaker, teacher, and film editor. She was the editor of Christine Choy and Renee Tajima-Peña’s feature documentary Who Killed Vincent Chin?. This film about a racially motivated Detroit murder case of 1982 was nominated for an Oscar in 1989.

Her experimental short works and long-form essay films –– explorations in time, memory, trauma, and perception –– have been screened in museums and film festivals worldwide including Whitney Museum Biennials; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Film Forum, Japan; and two world premieres in The Forum of the Berlinale, Germany. She has received multiple grants from The Jerome Foundation, NYSCA, CAPS, and The American Film Institute, among others. Her silent film Rushlight won the Grand Prize in the 1985 Black Maria Film Festival, and her feature Bullets for Breakfast received “Best Experimental Film Award” at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1992. Her solo retrospectives at The Museum of Modern Art (1995) and more recently Anthology Film Archives (2019), were both entitled THE FILMS OF HOLLY FISHER.

Fisher completed two new works during the past year of Coronavirus Lockdown, one long-form and one short; Softshoe for Bartok (23 minutes) will be premiered at The Brooklyn Film Festival held in early June 2021; her two feature works Out of the Blue (2021) and Deafening Silence (2012) concerning Burma under dictatorship, will be available for free streaming by Anthology Film Archives, June 16 - 29, 2021. The AFA will also sponsor multiple in-house screenings of Out of the Blue and her feature documentary A Question of Sunlight over the weekend of 9/11. This event has added intrigue since the two films variously frame the creative response of each of us involved –– New York avant-garde composer for both works Lois V Vierk; NY Downtown artist/protagonist José Urbach featured in A Question of Sunlight; and filmmaker Holly Fisher –– because each of us witnessed first hand from our own windows, the attack on the World Trade Towers twenty years ago, Sept 11, 2001.

27 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

OUT OF THE BLUE
2014-2021 / HD / color-b&w / sound and silent / single screen / 90' 00 / 272 €
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SOFTSHOE FOR BARTOK
1977-2021 / 16mm & Super 8mm & Video / color / sound / single screen / 22' 49 / 86 €
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BEDEVILED (Expanded)
2006-2019 / HI 8 / color-b&w / sound / Expanded / 20' 00 / 79 €
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THIS IS MONTAGE
1978-2019 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 7' 25 / 39 €
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SPLIT INFINITIES: - self-portrait reconsidered
1996-2017 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 36' 00 / 129 €
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2 X 2
2016 / 8mm / color / sound / single screen / 32' 00 / 117 €
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RUFFLED FEATHERS
2016 / Video / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 10' 47 / 45 €
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A QUESTION OF SUNLIGHT
2002-2015 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 92' 00 / 264 €
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GHOSTDANCE FOR A NEW CENTURY
1980-2015 / 8mm / color / sound and silent / single screen / 16' 00 / 65 €
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GOLDFISH VARIATIONS
2014 / Video / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 15' 30 / 63 €
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THINKTANK
2014 / Video / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 13' 00 / 54 €
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DEAFENING SILENCE
2012 / Video / color / sound / single screen / 118' 00 / 325 €
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TRIO EN ROSE
2012 / 2K / color / sound / single screen / 12' 00 / 49 €
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BUFFALO DIARIES
2008 / Video / color / sound / single screen / 31' 00 / 113 €
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KALAMA SUTTA - SEEING IS BELIEVING
2002 / 2K / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 90' 00 / 259 €
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BULLETS FOR BREAKFAST
1992 / color / sound / single screen / 77' 00 / 195 €
distribution: 16mm
S O F T S H O E
1986-1987 / Super 8mm / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 19' 50 / 78 €
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HERE TODAY GONE TOMORROW - RUSHLIGHT
1984 / Super 8mm / color / silent / single screen / 53' 57 / 175 €
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GHOST DANCE (double screen)
1980 / 8mm / color / silent / double screen / 23' 04 / 89 €
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CHICKENSTEW
1978 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 11' 00 / 46 €
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FROM THE LADIES
1978 / 16mm / color / sound and silent / single screen / 20' 00 / 79 €
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GLASS SHADOWS
1976 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 13' 22 / 55 €
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APPLE SUMMER
1974 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 24' 00 / 92 €
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PSSSHT!
1968 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 5' 00 / 36 €
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SUBWAY
1968 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 6' 52 / 40 €
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WATERMEN
1968 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 63' 00 / 188 €
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PROGRESS, PORK-BARREL, AND PHEASANT FEATHERS
1966 / 16mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 26' 43 / 101 €
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