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Brian Frye

 & Penny Lane

Name of the artist: Brian Frye

 & Penny Lane
Residency dates: 2010

Brian Frye teaches Civil Procedure, Copyright, Intellectual Property, and Nonprofit Organizations at the University of Kentucky. He is also a filmmaker. Most recently, he produced the documentary film Our Nixon (2013), which was broadcast by CNN and opened theatrically nationwide. His other films have been shown in the Whitney Biennial 2002, the New York Film Festival, and the San Francisco International Film Festival, among other venues, and are in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. His critical writing on film and art has appeared in October, The New Republic, Film Comment, Cineaste, Senses of Cinema, and Incite!, among other journals.

Penny Lane is a filmmaker. Her debut feature-length documentary, OUR NIXON, world premiered at Rotterdam, had its North American premiere at SXSW, won the Ken Burns Award for “Best of the Festival” at Ann Arbor, and was selected as the Closing Night Film at New Directors/New Films. The film is in wide distribution, and has aired on CNN, ARTE France, and many other television outlets worldwide. Penny’s films have also screened at AFI FEST, Antimatter, IMPAKT, Images Festival, Oberhausen, FLEX FEST, Hot Docs, Full Frame, Rooftop Films, MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight and many other venues.
Penny has been awarded grants from Creative Capital, Cinereach, TFI Documentary Fund, Jerome Foundation, LEF Foundation, NYSCA, Experimental Television Center, IFP and Puffin Foundation. She was named “Most Badass!” at the Iowa City Documentary Film Festival in 2009.
Her writings & interviews have been published in INCITE! Journal of Experimental Media & Radical Aesthetics, The Brooklyn Rail, Filmmaker Magazine, The TalkHouse and Documentary Magazine.
From 2010 to 2011, Penny programmed the Flaherty NYC series at Anthology Film Archives, featuring risk-taking nonfiction films.

During their Special Features residency at RU, Brian Frye & Penny Lane filmed “The Game of Noughts and Crosses” (video 5:18min)

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