Michelle Memran

Michelle Memran is a filmmaker, writer, and visual artist. As a journalist in NYC, she has written for The New York Times, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, and American Theatre magazine. Memran’s highly acclaimed debut feature documentary on playwright Maria Irene Fornes, The Rest I Make Up, premiered at MoMA’s Doc Fortnight Series and was called one of “The Best Movies of 2018” by The New Yorker‘s Richard Brody. As a visual artist, her oil pastel portraits have been commissioned by The New York Times Book Review, as well as by various theatrical and film productions.

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Talks

Start With One Face, End With Another: How Uncertainty in Art Quells Uncertainty in Life

By Michelle Memran | July 13, 2021

Start With One Face, End With Another: How Uncertainty in Art Quells Uncertainty in Life

Filmmaker Michelle Memran on how she used making art with watercolor pencils as a form of therapy, from her cancer diagnosis through the pandemic.

How I Survived Cancer and Finishing a 15-Year Documentary

By Michelle Memran | April 1, 2019

How I Survived Cancer and Finishing a 15-Year Documentary

Michelle Memran on the lengthy and arduous journey she took to complete The Rest I Make Up, her film about playwright María Irene Fornés.