THE PAIN OF OTHERS
Screening and Q&A with filmmaker PENNY LANE
The Pain of Others is a found footage film about a mysterious illness with symptoms which could be borrowed from a horror film, and the YouTube community formed by its sufferers, who may or may not be imagining the whole thing.
The Pain of Others had Selected Screenings at International Film Festival Rotterdam; BAMcinemaFest; Sheffield International Documentary Festival and many more.
Penny Lane’s most recent feature documentary NUTS! premiered at Sundance 2016 where it won a Special Jury Prize for Editing. After a successful theatrical run beginning at New York City’s legendary Film Forum, NUTS! was released by Amazon and is now in wide release.
Her debut feature documentary, OUR NIXON, premiered at Rotterdam, went on to SXSW, won the Ken Burns Award for “Best of the Festival” at Ann Arbor, and was selected as the Closing Night Film at New Directors/New Films. OUR NIXON was picked up by CNN Films and is currently in wide distribution. Both films received numerous awards and critical acclaim.
Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2012, Penny Lane has been making experimental nonfiction films since 2004. She has been awarded grants from Creative Capital, the Sundance Institute, Chicken & Egg, Cinereach, TFI Documentary Fund, Jerome Foundation, LEF Foundation, Rooftop Films, Catapult Film Fund, New York State Council on the Arts, Experimental Television Center, IFP and the Puffin Foundation.
Penny Lane is currently an Associate Professor of Art and Art History at Colgate University, where she lives in a very old house and shows movies in her barn.