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Sally Rubin

Sally Rubin

Documentary Film and Video

About

Sally Rubin is from Boston, MA, where she grew up and attended Tufts University. Double majoring in French and Women's Studies, she made a 30-minute documentary about women in sports at Tufts entitled Throw Like a Girl for her senior thesis film. After graduating in 1999, Sally moved to the French Alps to work as a chef in a 10th century Benedictine monastery for six months. She returned to Boston to work as Associate Producer for independent documentary filmmaker David Sutherland on post-production of The Farmer's Wife and on his current PBS series, Country Boy. After three years at Sutherland's, where she developed an interest in audio, she worked briefly at a mastering studio before coming to Stanford.
 

The Last Mountain

digital video

JUNE, 2004
VIDEO DURATION: 23:00 MIN.
About the filmmaker’s journey to uncover the mystery behind her father’s death in a hiking accident, and the unexpected answers that she and her family find along the way.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Finalist, Angelus Awards, 2004
Aired on PBS/Kentucky Educational Television, 2010
Bay Area Women in Film and Television Birthday Film Festival, San Francisco, 2006
Stanford Alumni Film Festival, Los Angeles,  2006
“Return to Grrrlville” film series, San Francisco,  2006
“Straight Outta Grrrlville,” San Francisco,  2005
“Alive at 9th Street,” Frameline’s monthly series, 2005
Wild and Scenic Film Festival National Tour, 2005
Girl Fest Film Festival, Honolulu, HI, September 2005
Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival, 2005
New Space Gallery, Los Angeles,  2005
Pratt Museum, Homer, AK, 2005
Aired on PBS/ Nevada County Television, Nevada County, CA, 2005
Department of International Relations, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2004
Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Boston, MA, 2004
Mill Valley Film Festival, 2004
 

Body Politics

16mm color film

JUNE, 2003
VIDEO DURATION: 9:20 MIN.
Portrays the getting-naked-for-peace movement in Marin County, California, focusing on one day during April of 2003, when 200 people spelled out “Make Love Not War” with their bodies, nude on the sand.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Queer Tactics Film Festival, 2006
United for Peace and Justice National Convention, St. Louis, Missouri, 2005
Cinequest Film Festival, 2004
San Francisco Independent Film Festival, 2004
Director's View Film Festival, 2004
Freedom Cinema Festival, 2004
Kansas City Jubilee, 2004
Video Mundi Film Festival, 2004
AVA Awards, 2004
New England Film and Video Festival, 2004
Aired on Chum Television in Toronto, 2004
Screened at the New York Guggenheim Museum, 2004
 

Cut

digital video

Co-directed by Elizabeth Pearson
MARCH, 2003
VIDEO DURATION: 9:20 MIN.
Enters the lives of six teenage boys to examine adolescent male body image, and the relationship between physical shape and social/self-acceptance.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Honorable Mention, Marin County Film Festival, 2003
“Return to Grrrlville” film series, 2006
Screened at the American Psychological Association's annual conference, 2004
Oakland Film Festival, 2003
Stanford Alumni Film Festival, 2003
Stanford Film Festival, 2003
Screened at Cantor Arts Center as part of an exhibition on body image, May-August, 2003
 
 

Ga-Ga Cha

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 2002
VIDEO DURATION: 4 MIN.
"Drums are part of the heartbeat, drumming is part of the blood"... What happens when individual drumbeats collide?

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Best Documentary, Marin County Film Festival, 2003
First Look Film Festival, 2003
Humboldt Film Festival, 2003
Pacific Film Archive, 2003