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Michael Almereyda

Michael Almereyda has been an acclaimed independent film director since writing and directing Twister in 1990. He is accomplished in both documentary and dramatic formats. Almereyda's dramatic feature films include Another Girl, Another Planet, Nadja, Hamlet (starring Ethan Hawke and Sam Shepard and distributed by Miramax) and for IFC flims, Happy Here and Now. In 2006 he wrote and directed two features, Tonight at Noon, and New Orleans Mon Amour, shot in New Orleans. His documentary works include At Sundance, Aliens, This So-Called Disaster and William Eggleson in the Real World.

In 2004, Almereyda was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for filmmaking. Almereyda's writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Village Voice, The Believer, Film Comment, and the British film journal Projections. Michael Almereyda's feature film Experimenter about Stanley Milgram was supported by the Sloan Foundation via three awards, and stars Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder. His feature film Marjorie Prime premiered at Sundance in 2017 and won the Sloan Feature Film Prize.