Films by Filmmaker
MIRRA BANK is an award-winning director who works in both film and theater. Her Last Dance, followed the stormy collaboration between the innovative modern dance company, Pilobolus, and legendary author/illustrator Maurice Sendak. It was short-listed for an Academy Award in 2002, and won a slew of awards, aired in the US and Europe, at Aspen, AFI, Chicago Art Institute, etc. as well as being featured at innumerable dance film festivals. Her Nobody’s Girls, about minority women in the Old West, was a primetime PBS special. Bank's independent feature, Enormous Changes, starring Ellen Barkin and Kevin Bacon, premiered at Sundance and went on to a critically praised theatrical release. Bank's work appears widely on PBS and The Sundance Channel; she has been honored with awards and production support from, among others, CPB, PBS, NEA, NEH, NYSCA, NYFA, AFI Film Institute & the FJC. Bank is a member of the Actors Studio, and has co-run the Playwrights & Directors Unit there with Academy Award winning actress, Estelle Parsons. She is currently directing A WAY HOME about the passion for American baseball in a remote and troubled corner of India.