Christine Vachon

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Christine Vachon (2019)

Christine Vachon . (* 1962 in Manhattan , New York City ) is an American film director and film producer .


Vachon graduated from Brown University in 1983. As a film director, she made and produced various films. Among others, Far From Heaven (nominated for four Academy Awards), Boys Don't Cry (Academy Award winner), One Hour Photo, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Happiness, Velvet Goldmine, SAFE, I Shot Andy Warhol, Go Fish, Swoon , I'm Not There, Gigantic, Cracks and Cairo Time . Together with the film producer Pamela Koffler , she runs the company Killer Films .

With the production of independent films with queer themes in the early 1990s, she is considered one of the triggers of New Queer Cinema .

Vachon lives in New York City with her partner Marlene McCarty and has a daughter. Her father was the photographer John Vachon .

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  1. ^ Daryl Chin: New Queer Cinema. (PDF) In: GLBTQ Archive. 2002, accessed October 6, 2016 .
  2. New York Times: Asked and answered: Christine Vachon (English)