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Marjorie Sturm

Marjorie Sturm is an award-winning filmmaker whose films span a broad perspective: narrative, documentary, and experimental. She was a cinematographer and Bay Area media wrangler for the 99% Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film that had its' premiere at Sundance in 2013. She received the Grand Festival Award at the Berkeley Video and Film Festival for her short narrative "Smoke the Pipe Dream." Her seven films are distributed internationally by Pax Recordings. Sturm creates social activism videos for the non-profit Consumers Union. Previously, she worked many years as a social worker with the mentally ill homeless. Sturm has traveled extensively, living for periods in Mexico, Nepal, India, and Israel in order to study poetry, music, and comparative religion. Sturm received her BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan and her MFA in Cinema from San Francisco State University. She is the younger sibling of the graphic novelist James Sturm and the painter/photographer Ilona Sturm. Sturm lives in San Francisco with composer Ernesto Diaz-Infante and their two children.

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Filmography

Recent Reviews

The Cult of JT LeRoy

It is difficult to describe this film without spoiling too much about it, because its power is so deeply rooted in the unique problematics of its subject. Not only is...


The Cult of JT LeRoy

Good stuff. I remember when this all went down.


The Cult of JT LeRoy

Really fascinating film, well made! Very curious to see how it compares to the glossier, Amazon backed project by Jeff Feuerzeig. Really compelling subject matter tho...


The Cult of JT LeRoy

Great movie...This one will stay with me for a while. I watched this film totally unaware of its premise or the hoax that was J.T. Leroy. I didn't even read...


The Cult of JT LeRoy

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