Stephen Winter

Stephen Winter is an award-winning filmmaker who has worked with Steve Harvey, Lee Daniels, John Cameron Mitchell, Xan Cassavetes, John Krokidas and David France. He produced Jonathan Caouette’s landmark “narci-cinema” documentary Tarnation (A.O. Scott, New York Times). Stephen’s 2015 film Jason and Shirley, which he wrote and directed, was called “one of the year’s finest” by Richard Brody in The New Yorker. (Photo by shean.)

Talks

A Modest (Black Art by Black Artists) Proposal

By Stephen Winter | April 3, 2017

A Modest (Black Art by Black Artists) Proposal

Stephen Winter channels Jonathan Swift as he responds to controversy surrounding [name redacted]'s painting of Emmett Till.

Watch Get Out and Be Scared by Something Other Than the News

By Stephen Winter | March 3, 2017

Watch Get Out and Be Scared by Something Other Than the News

Stephen Winter distracts himself from the horror of political goings on by indulging in the first film by a major new voice in American cinema.

Your Non-Stop, No-B.S. Guide to 2016’s Movies (and Other Indignities)

By Stephen Winter | December 19, 2016

Your Non-Stop, No-B.S. Guide to 2016’s Movies (and Other Indignities)

Stephen Winter offers up some unfiltered truth about the horribleness that was 2016, and makes suggestions on how 2017 can be a little less egregious.

Some Spoken Word Poetry and General Euphorics in Praise of Issa Rae and Insecure

By Stephen Winter | October 6, 2016

Some Spoken Word Poetry and General Euphorics in Praise of Issa Rae and Insecure

Stephen Winter waxes lyrical about the brilliant young comedic voice and her new HBO show, the first ever to be fronted by an African-American woman.

Letter to My Dead Mother About the ’80s Actresses That Remind Me of Her

By Stephen Winter | September 8, 2016

Letter to My Dead Mother About the ’80s Actresses That Remind Me of Her

An encounter with Gena Rowlands prompts Stephen Winter to recall the other on-screen divas who made a big impression on him.

The Loneliness of the Black Gay Moviegoer

By Stephen Winter | June 23, 2016

The Loneliness of the Black Gay Moviegoer

Stephen Winter, director of Jason and Shirley, on the almost complete absence of black LGBTQ characters in cinema.

Stephen Winter (Jason and Shirley) Talks Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s Ten Thousand Saints

By Stephen Winter | August 20, 2015

Stephen Winter (Jason and Shirley) Talks Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s Ten Thousand Saints

On the pleasures and pitfalls of contemporary indie nostalgia in this 1980s set coming-of-age drama.

BAMcinemaFest Takeover: Stephen Winter (Jason and Shirley) Talks Lou Howe’s Gabriel

By Stephen Winter | June 23, 2015

BAMcinemaFest Takeover: Stephen Winter (Jason and Shirley) Talks Lou Howe’s Gabriel

A film about a troubled, lost young man finds a deep resonance for a writer-director who himself had times of struggle.