Allison Anders

Allison Anders is an award-winning film and television writer and director. She is best-known for films such as Gas, Food Lodging (1992), Mi Vida Loca (1993), Four Rooms (1995) and Grace of My Heart (1996), and is currently a prolific TV director, helming episodes of shows such as Sex and the City, The L Word, The Mentalist and Orange is the New Black. A winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant, she is also a Distinguished Professor in the Film And Media Studies Department at the University of California Santa Barbara.

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Talks

Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember Jonathan Demme

By Filmmakers | April 27, 2017

Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember Jonathan Demme

Allison Anders, Charlie McDowell, John Krokidas and more pay tribute to the late Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs.

Fear of the Female Planet, or Why I Love The Love Witch

By Allison Anders | January 11, 2017

Fear of the Female Planet, or Why I Love The Love Witch

Allison Anders counts the ways in which she's head over heels about Anna Biller's sumptuous supernatural melodrama.

Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember Curtis Hanson

By Filmmakers | September 21, 2016

Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember Curtis Hanson

Joe Dante, Allison Anders, Rod Lurie and more pay tribute to the late director of such classics as L.A. Confidential and Wonder Boys.

Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember David Bowie

By Filmmakers | January 14, 2016

Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember David Bowie

Rose McGowan, Alex Cox, Allison Anders, Bruce LaBruce and more remember the late iconic performer.

Allison Anders (Grace of My Heart) Talks Elaine Constantine’s Northern Soul

By Allison Anders | October 14, 2015

Allison Anders (Grace of My Heart) Talks Elaine Constantine’s Northern Soul

A photographer turned filmmaker's portrait of two boys' adolescent trials is a joyous, deeply pleasurable music film.

Allison Anders (Grace of My Heart) Talks with Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas) for The Talkhouse Film Podcast

By Allison Anders | September 9, 2015

Allison Anders (Grace of My Heart) Talks with Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas) for The Talkhouse Film Podcast

Two great filmmakers, who have been friends for more than 30 years, discuss movies, TV, music, the digital age, and more.