Sierra Pettengill

Sierra Pettengill is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. Her directorial debut, Town Hall, was broadcast on PBS in 2014. She produced the Oscar-nominated Cutie and the Boxer, which premiered at Sundance in 2013, and is currently producing The Reagan Years, an all-archival film directed by Pacho Velez.

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Talks

The Great Missed Opportunity of Michael Moore in TrumpLand

By Sierra Pettengill | October 31, 2016

The Great Missed Opportunity of Michael Moore in TrumpLand

Sierra Pettengill on Moore's October surprise doc, and its failure to do what would have truly given it value: connect with Trump supporters.

Producer Sierra Pettengill (Cutie and the Boxer) Talks J.P. Sniadecki’s The Iron Ministry

By Sierra Pettengill | August 28, 2015

Producer Sierra Pettengill (Cutie and the Boxer) Talks J.P. Sniadecki’s The Iron Ministry

For this aviophobic filmmaker, a documentary about the railway in the People's Republic of China is both giddily transcendent and personally resonant.

Producer Sierra Pettengill (Cutie and the Boxer) Talks Having Coffee with Adam Curtis (and Curtis’ New Film, Bitter Lake)

By Sierra Pettengill | February 28, 2015

Producer Sierra Pettengill (Cutie and the Boxer) Talks Having Coffee with Adam Curtis (and Curtis’ New Film, Bitter Lake)

A caffeinated conversation with the British documentarian as his latest work premiered simultaneously at a film festival and online.

Producer Sierra Pettengill (Cutie and the Boxer) Talks Rewatching Rome, Open City in Rome and New York City

By Sierra Pettengill | September 20, 2014

Producer Sierra Pettengill (Cutie and the Boxer) Talks Rewatching Rome, Open City in Rome and New York City

The Brooklyn-based filmmaker revisits Roberto Rossellini's neorealist classic at home and abroad as she seeks to understand its enduring power.