• Exhibition October 6 - November 4, 2021
  • Reception and artist talk October 28 @ 6:30pm
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Britta Sjogren’s (Writer/Director/Producer) Sjogren’s films have received awards in such diverse venues as the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Rio FEMINA, Atlanta, Aspen, as well as been included in special showcases at Creteil’s Festival of Films by Women and the Locarno International Film Festival.  Her most recent feature, Redemption Trail, a contemporary feminist Western set in Oakland and Marin, premiered at the prestigious Mill Valley International Film Festival, winning the audience award.  Past features written and directed by Sjogren include In This Short Life (2005), a neorealist docu-fiction about choices -- big and small – and their consequences, and Jo-Jo at the Gate of Lions, (1992) a modern Joan-of-Arc story about a young woman’s perverse attempt to save the world through self-denial.  Sjogren’s short, a small Domain – a fable about a solitary woman in her 90s who kidnaps a baby -- won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film at the 1996 Sundance Festival, and a dozen other top festival awards.  Sjogren is a Guggenheim Fellow, and recipient of the AFI Independent Filmmaker grant and the CineReach award for Best Screenplay Minority Protagonist, among other honors.  She has programmed film series for the Creteil Festival and the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, is Professor of Cinema at San Francisco State University, where, as  School Director from 2015-2019, she launched a major curricular initiative to spotlight the contributions of women in film, and oversaw important capital improvements, including the renovation of the famed Coppola theater.   Sjogren is author of a book on female voice and sound in film, Into the Vortex.  She co-founded the production company Dire Wolf in 2007.   Sjogren is currently developing several new projects, including an episodic fictional series delving into the issues of gun violence/gun control in the United States, as well as a limited series set in Yurok country exploring historical and contemporary water rights conflicts and their connection to the disturbing pandemic of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

Updated: May 30, 2023