Penny Lane is an American documentary filmmaker based in New York. Her work typically deals with women's issues, modern technology, and history -- either her own autobiographical history or the history of controversial figures, or sometimes both.
In 2010, she formed the documentary production company Dipper Films with her husband, Bryan L. Frye, a filmmaker and law professor. While for her solo career Lane has only made short documentaries, Dipper Films is focused on making feature-length non-fiction productions.
Lane received an MFA at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BA at Vassar College. In 2010-2011, she was the programmer for the Flaherty NYC documentary screening series at the Anthology Film Archives.
Learn more about this filmmaker at her website.
Watch Streaming Films By Penny Lane:
Our Nixon (2013)
The Voyagers (2010)
How to Write an Autobiography (2010)
The Commoners (2009) (with Jessica Bradsley)
Sittin’ on a Million (2008) (with Annmarie Lanesey)
She Used to See Him Most Weekends (2007)
Men Seeking Women (2007)
The Wren (2007) (with Jessica Bardsley)
The Abortion Diaries (2005)
We Are the Littletons (2004)
Nobody Listens to a Hysterical Woman (2007) (with Jesse Stiles)
Kitsch Is a Beautiful Lie (2004)
Independent Media in a Time of War (2003) (with Hudson Mohawk Indymedia)
Famous Lunch 03.28.05 9PM (2005) (with Thom Stylinski)
Sometimes I Get Lost (2005)
Streaming: Our Nixon
The Richard Nixon presidency is seen through home movies taken at the time by three top members of his staff: H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin.
2013 Ann Arbor Film Festival: Award Winners
The 51st Ann Arbor Film Festival, held back on March 19-24, gave out 20 awards to 28 films, as selected by the three-panel jury of filmmakers Kevin Jerome Everson, Laida Lertxundi and Marcin Gizycki.
2013 Ann Arbor Film Festival: Official Lineup
The 51st annual Ann Arbor Film Festival features films by Kevin Jerome Everson, Penny Lane, Lynne Sachs, Kent Lambert, Jodie Mack, Jack Smith and tons more.
2011 Antimatter Film Festival: Official Lineup
The 14th annual Antimatter Film Festival is screening films by Marie Losier and Jaimz Asmundson, plus holding a Kerry Laitala retrospective and more.
2011 FLEX Fest: Award Winners
Winners of the 7th annual Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival include Penny Lane, Georg Koszulinski, Martha Colburn and more.
Anthology Film Archives: Psychogeographies
March 14: For the Flaherty Seminar, Penny Lane has curated short films about the environment and emotion, by Joel Schlemowitz and more.
Anthology Film Archives: Nine Love Inspired Shorts
Feb. 14: If you want an off-kilter way to spend Valentine’s Day in NYC, check out these great short experimental films at Anthology.
2011 FLEX Fest: Official Lineup
The 7th Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival is showing great films by Vanessa Renwick, Georg Koszulinski, Martha Colburn and more.
Microscope Gallery: Penny Lane & Brian Frye
Feb. 5: Brooklyn’s Microscope Gallery hosts films by married filmmakers Penny Lane and Brian L. Frye, including an excerpt from Our Nixon.
2011 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival: Official Slections
The 8th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival runs for 10 days on Feb. 11-20 and has 140 film programs in Missoula, Montana.