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Liliana Greenfield-Sanders
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Liliana Greenfield-Sanders was born and raised in the East Village of New York City. After attending Brown University and pursuing her Masters at NYU Grad Film, her short films have shown at over 50 festivals, won top prizes around the country and screened at MOMA and on PBS Television.

Her feature screenplay ADELAIDE was selected for three Sundance Labs: Screenwriting, Directing and Producing. Greenfield-Sanders won the Sloan Foundation Feature Film Grant for her film PLASTIC and the Creative Promise Honorable Mention in the Tribeca All Access program that same year.

She completed the Warner Brothers Television Writing Workshop in 2014. She created and is the Director of Film Programming at the Wassaic Project. You can follow her on Twitter at @Liliana.

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Sundance Review: Alex Gibney's Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief

(9) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 8:10 AM


Opening Note: Bless HBO's Sheila Nevins for being the ballsiest woman in the business and green-lighting Alex Gibney's new documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.

It's common knowledge that anyone who speaks out about (and particularly any journalist who writes...

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James White Sundance Review -- An Emotionally Resonant and Accomplished First Feature From Josh Mond

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 9:21 AM


By the end of the first scene in "James White" (dir. Josh Mond), I hated the main character as much as he seemed to hate himself. As he stumbled through an after-hours club -- sweaty, horny and loaded -- I couldn't...

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Joe Swanberg's Happy Christmas at Sundance

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2014 | 10:12 AM


After watching Joe Swanberg's HAPPY CHRISTMAS, my first thought was "I wish that had been directed by a woman." The film tackled complicated issues specific to the female experience, it would launch a wonderful career for a female director (which there are very...

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(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2014 | 10:07 AM

Lynn Shelton's LAGGIES premiered last night at Sundance and it felt like a graduation, which is appropriate if you see the film.


I've always been an admirer of Lynn Shelton’s work. Her films are singular, effortless feeling and she gets them made -...

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Orange Is the New Queen of TV

(4) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 2:02 PM


I've seen Orange is the New Black four times all the way through already. Before you suggest an OCD medication like Zoloft, let me explain. My friends had seemed "iffy" on whether or not they were going to watch it, so as their self-designated...

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Crystal Fairy - Review

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 10:19 PM


Sebastian Silva's Crystal Fairy opens in theaters tomorrow. Both of its stars, Michael Cera and Gaby Hoffman, have been profiled in the New York Times this past week and it has received critical acclaim since its premiere at Sundance in January. It certainly does...

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Short Term 12 at BAM CinemaFest

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2013 | 7:45 PM


BAM CinemaFest turned five this year and I loved their line-up. My two favorites were their Friday night films: last week's Crystal Fairy by Sebastian Silva and Closing Night film Short Term 12 by Destin Cretton.

I won't lie, movies can make me emotional....

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A Birder's Guide to Everything: Review

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2013 | 3:20 PM

Rob Meyers' A Birder's Guide to Everything is refreshingly unencumbered by cynicism, which is most likely why Ben Kingsley attached himself to the project for two years while this first-time director was trying to raise the money. The film is not about Kingsley's character, but rather a funny and surprisingly...

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Tribeca Opening Night: Bluebird and Alia Shawkat's Birthday Party

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2013 | 12:22 PM


Thursday night was the first night of the Tribeca Film Festival. I suited up in a black dress, leggings, black leather jacket, black eye makeup... you get the picture. Who cares? Indeed. But this information is important to the end of the story. (Well,...

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Lynn Shelton and Lauren Greenfield Shine at the Tribeca Film Festival

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 8:50 PM

I started out my night at the 6 pm screening of Your Sister's Sister directed by the utterly charming and sensationally talented Lynn Shelton (Humpday). As a tall, blond beauty, she looks like she could be a star in her own right, but was drowned out by screaming paparazzi once...

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More Sundance Film Roundups

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2012 | 10:40 AM

Word on the street is you either love or you hate The Comedy -- an acerbic accounting of an over-privileged, aged Williamsburg hipster with a total lack of empathy. Personally, I thought director Rick Alverson's commentary on this type of individual was very well executed, subversive and funny.  I never...

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Sleepwalk With Me

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2012 | 9:10 AM

Photo credit: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Mike Birbiglia is a sleepwalker. He also happens to be an outstanding comedian, writer, actor and now, director. Last night, I attended the world premiere of Birbiglia's debut feature film Sleepwalk With Me and I am happy to report that...

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About Face

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 11:26 AM


Carol Alt, recovering from a 4 1/2 inch fall from her Gucci high-heels, and with sprained wrist and a wrapped ankle, braved the Sundance slush to join fellow supermodels China Machado and Beverly Johnson at the world premiere of About Face. Setting the...

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January 21 Film Roundup

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2012 | 3:06 PM

I saw three very impressive films at Sundance yesterday and was reminded why I'm here. The first, Wuthering Heights, helmed by the formidably talented and charming director Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank), was tough and as much of an inundation on the viewers as the blizzard outside. It is a challenging...

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I Didn't See the Movie...

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2012 | 10:25 AM

So I didn't see the movie, does that mean that I get to go to the after party? At Sundance the answer is a resounding yes. In fact, what would they do with all the overstocked cases of booze and over-bounced locations? Where would the drunken wanderers who fall down...

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