Dotcom culture sets the stage for the psychological narrative of a photo archivist who, frustrated by her anti-depressants, cuts off treatment, triggering extreme and unexpected behavior that coincides with the rise and fall of the 2000 stock market.
The Caretakers (2006)
well, well, well (2002)
The Fancy (2000)
Crisis in Woodlawn: The Grace House Tape (1994)
Evidence Acquired Without Consent (1990)
Elisabeth Subrins short films have screened widely, including at The New York Film Festival, The Whitney Biennial, The Rotterdam and Vienna International Film Festivals, as well as museums, galleries and universities internationally. Her work has received awards from the LA Film Critics Association, the USA Film Festival, the Black Maria Film Festival, the New England Film Festival and many others, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Andrea Frank and Creative Capital Foundations. Subrin was selected for the 2003 Sundance Institute Screenwriters and Directors Labs for her first screenplay, Up. She lives in New York and teaches in the Visual and Environmental Studies Department at Harvard University.
1995 MFA, Video, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1990 BFA, Film, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
January, February, March 2007
Elisabeth Subrin’s Shulie was included in a series of programs shown at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York in January, showcasing feminist work collected by the Chicago-based Video Data Bank. Her short resurrects a documentary portrait of an art student in 1967 who later became a notable feminist. The Fancy was shown at the International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra, in Spain in February. This short documentary explores the figure of photographer Francesca Woodman, who was born in 1958 and took her own life in 1981.
Elisabeth Subrin has wrapped production on The Caretakers, a new film commissioned by The MacDowell Colony for their 2007 centennial. The film will premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York next year, and will air on PBS.
July - August 2005
Elisabeth Subrin received an Annenberg Foundation grant from the Sundance Institute in June for preproduction on Up, a feature linking the extreme and unexpected behavior of a photo archivist to the rise and fall of the 2000 stock market.