Jill Godmilow

Jill Godmilow is a producer/director of non-fiction and other films that include the 1984 post-realist documentary feature, Far from Poland, about the rise of the Polish Solidarity movement; Waiting For the Moon (1987), a feminist/modernist fiction feature about the lives of the literary couple Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein; Roy Cohn/Jack Smith (1995), a cinematic translation of a theater piece by performance artist Ron Vawter; What Farocki Taught, a replica and interrogation of a 1969 non-fiction film by German filmmaker Harun Farocki about the production of Napalm B during the Vietnam war and, most recently, a six hour, three disc DVD archive, Lear '87 Archive (Condensed) about the work of the renown New York City theatrical collective, Mabou Mines, on a fully gender-reversed production of Shakespeare's "King Lear". With support from the University of Notre Dame's Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the Lear Archive is offered for free to libraries at universities and colleges with theatre and performance studies departments and to theatre companies in the US and Canada. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations and her work has been nominated for an Academy Award and invited to the Whitney Biennial. In 2003 her film Antonia: A Portrait of The Woman was added to the prestigious National Film Registry at the Library of Congress. She has been teaching film production and critical studies in the Department of Film, Television & Theatre at Notre Dame since 1992.