Liane Brandon

Liane Brandon is an award winning independent filmmaker, photographer and University of Massachusetts/Amherst Professor Emerita. She was one of the first independent women filmmakers to emerge from the Women's Movement. She is a co-founder of New Day Films, the nationally known cooperative that pioneered in the distribution of feminist/social issue films and videos.

Her photography credits include production stills for the PBS series American Experience, Nova, and American Masters, as well as Unsolved Mysteries and many others.  Her photos have been published in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, New York Daily News and many other publications.

Her classic films include "Anything You Want To Be", "Betty Tells Her Story", "Once Upon A Choice", and "How To Prevent A Nuclear War". They have won numerous awards and have been featured on HBO, The Criterion Channel, TLC, USA Cable and Cinemax. They have twice received Blue Ribbons at the American Film Festival, and have been featured at the Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Chicago Art Institute, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Barbican Theatre in London, the Tribeca Film Festival and many other venues.

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My film Betty Tell her Story is currently streaming on the Criterion Channel!


De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK April 7, 2019

Alamo Drafthouse, San Francisco, Sept. 20, 2018

Barbican Centre, London, June 2-3, 2018

UnionDocs, Brooklyn, NY, May 20, 2018

Brooklyn Academy of Music, May 5, 2018


My production stills for the PBS American Masters film Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive were exhibited at the Boston Public Library, the Emerson Paramount Center, Newton Free Library and others. Photos from my LIFT/Powerlifters series were exhibited at The Mayor's Gallery in Boston City Hall and at Boston's Strand Theatre, both sponsored by The Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture. They were also exhibited at the Augusta Savage Gallery in Amherst, MA and other galleries.

For more information, email Liane Brandon by clicking "contact" below.

Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive


Read the article about me *Here*.

See the story about my 1970 Women's March photos on WBUR (Boston NPR).

See/hear the Powerlifter story on WBUR's Morning Edition