Alexis Krasilovskyís global feature, SHOOTING WOMEN is based upon her book Women Behind the Camera (Praeger, 1997), the first in-depth look at the lives of camerawomen and their struggles to succeed in a male-dominated field. She says, More important than being the director of a film, Iíve become a facilitator, enabling grassroots connects to grow from country to country and woman to woman on a cross-cultural basis.
After studying film history at Yale University, Alexis Krasilovsky embarked on a career as an independent filmmaker and holographer. Krasilovsky was the first to include the film techniques of zooming and dissolving in a motion picture hologram, Created and Consumed by Light (1975). Her pro-choice hologram, Childbirth Dream, was exhibited at the Georges Pompidou Center, Paris and other museums and festivals here and abroad. She later received an MFA in Film/Video Graphics from California Institute of the Arts. As head of her own production company, Krasilovsky has written, directed, produced and shot numerous documentaries, video-poems and art films, including Beale Street, Exile, What Memphis Needs, Blood, and End of the Art World, which Artforum praised for its quality of humor possible only with depth of understanding. Her films have aired nationally on PBS and The Learning Channel and screened in museums and festivals here and abroad.
Alexis Krasilovsky is currently a professor in the Department of Cinema and Television Arts at California State University, Northridge, teaching film production, screenwriting and film studies and continuing to make her own movies. She and her son live in Los Angeles. (2008)
A film by Alexis Krasilovsky, 2008, 54 min., Color
Featuring more than 50 camerawomen from around the world, and shot over a period of six years, Shooting Women, by pioneering filmmaker and cine...