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BIOGRAPHY

Filmmaker Cindy Kleine’s prolific career began when she was an undergraduate at The Museum School and the legendary MIT Film/Video Section, studying with Richard Leacock, influenced by visiting filmmakers Ed Pincus and Robert Frank, and among a legion of future filmmakers in the program, including Ross McElwee, Robb Moss and John Gianvito. In line with Boston peers, Kleine has developed a central body of family dramas, including the acclaimed features, Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner, a personal portrait of her renowned theatre director husband, and Phyllis and Harold, an intense probe of her parents' disastrous fifty-nine year marriage. Additionally, Kleine has gone outside of family in her short films Doug and Mike, Mike and Doug, Inside Out, and Holy Matter; and she's explored the mysteries and foibles of romantic love in poetically framed psychodramas Secrets of Cindy and Passage.

Kleine's films have been exhibited at many international festivals including: Telluride, Seattle, San Francisco, Boston, Vancouver, Santa Fe, DokLeipzig, and Provincetown, and at such venues as Film Forum, The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, The Knitting Factory and Anthology Film Archives in NYC, The Music Hall in LA, Carlton Cinema, Toronto, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The ICA in London and The Center d'art Contemporain in Lyon, France. Her film, Doug and Mike, Mike and Doug was broadcast on PBS's POV Film Series.

Kleine has received awards and fellowships from The American Film Institute, The Iowa Independent Film Festival, The Jewish Eye (Israel), The MacDowell Colony, The Bard College MFA Fellowship Program, and The New England Regional Fellowship Program. She has taught filmmaking at Boston College, Harvard University, The Museum School, Boston, and The New School for Social Research. She lives with her husband, André Gregory, in New York City and on Cape Cod.

 

EDUCATION

1996
Bard College, Masters of Fine Arts
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1983
Tufts University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts
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 SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2013
Film Forum,
New York, NY world premiere and nationwide release
Festival International of Films on Art (FIFA), Montreal
It’s All True International Documentary Festival, Brazil
Hopkins Center for the Arts,
Hanover, NH
Provincetown Film Festival,
Provincetown, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
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2010
Coolidge Corner Moviehouse, Boston, MA
Laemmle Theaters, Los Angeles
Palme D'Or, Palm Springs, CA
Screenland,
Kansas City, MO
Cinema Village, New York, New York
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2009
Australia Jewish Film Festival, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia
World Jewish Film Festival,
Ashkelon, Israel
Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center
Angelica Theatre,
Dallas, Texas
Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston, MA
Berlin Jewish Film Festival
Toronto Jewish Film Festival

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2008
Santa Fe Film Festival
Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, Colorado Springs, Colorado
International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
Boston Jewish Film Festival
Iowa Independent Film Festival
Walter Reade Theater< Lincoln Center,
NY.
It's All True: International Documentary Film Festival
, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Provincetown Film Festival, Provincetown, MA
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2006
Provincetown Film Festival, Provincetown, MA
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2005
Tribeca Film Center Screening Room, New York, NY
US S-8 Film and Digital Video Festival
Boston Independent Film Festival, Boston, MA
Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX
Anthology Film Archives, New Filmmakers Series, New York, NY
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2004
Provincetown Film Festival, Provincetown, MA 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Indie Memphis Film Festival, Memphis, TN
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2001
Film Society, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Boston Jewish Film Festival, Boston, MA
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2000
Pacifica Graduate Institute, USC Santa Barbara, CA
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1999
Harvard Film Archive, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle, WA
Vancouver International Film Festival, Vanouver, BC
Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival
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1998
Telluride Film Festival, Telluride, CO
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1997-8
Manhattan Neighborhood Network, "The Babious Show" weekly cable program
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1997
The Knitting Factory, New York, NY
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1991
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
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1989
PBS: POV Independent documentary series, nationally broadcast
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1988
Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
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1986
Center D'art Contemporain, Lyon, France
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AWARDS

2009
Best Feature Length Documentary, World Jewish Film Festival, Ashkelon, Israel
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2008

Orson Welles Award for Innovative Filmmaking, Iowa Independent Film Festival
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2005
Best Documentary, US S-8 Film and Digital Video Festival
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1996
MFA Program Fellowship, Bard College
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1991
Traveling Fellowship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
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1986, 88
Visions of U.S. Award, American Film Institute
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1987
New England Regional Fellowship
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1986, 87
Artist’s Residency, MacDowell Colony, Peterboro, NH
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1985
Fifth Year Traveling Fellowship, School of the Museum of ine Arts, Boston, MA
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1983
First Prize, AFI National Student Video Competition
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EMPLOYMENT

1996-98
The New School, Filmmaking Faculty, New York, NY
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1996-97
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Filmmaking Faculty, Boston
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1990-91
Harvard University, Filmmaking Faculty, Cambridge, MA
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1985-98
Boston College, Filmmaking Faculty, Newton, MA