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Penny Lane

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)
Connect (2002)


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.