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Jenni Olson's 16mm essay films have earned awards and acclaim for their uniquely contemplative storytelling style. Jenni's debut feature, The Joy of Life had its world premiere at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and went on to play a pivotal role in renewing debate about the need for a suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge. Her second film, ... See full bio »

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The Royal Road Director
The Joy of Life Director
575 Castro St. Director
Meep Meep! Director


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 2015 The Royal Road (Documentary)
 2009 575 Castro St. (Documentary short)
 2005 The Joy of Life (Documentary)
 2003 Matzo Maidels (Short)
 2001 Meep Meep! (Short)
 1998 Blue Diary (Short)
 1997 Afro Promo
 1997 Blow-Up (Short)
 1995 Trailer Camp (Documentary)
 1994 Sometimes (Short)
 1991 Homo Promo
 1991 Levi's 501s Commercial (Short)
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Show Show Writer (7 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (5 credits)
Show Show Actress (2 credits)
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5' 4" (1.63 m)

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The most interesting stories are about people not getting what they want.


Latest coming attractions compilations include: Afro Promo (a collection of black film trailers co-curated with Karl Bruce Knapper), and Trailers, Shmailers (a collection of Jewish trailers).

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