Jessica Bardsley

Jessica Bardsley’s work has screened across the U.S. and internationally at CPH:DOX, Visions du Réel, Antimatter Film Festival, European Media Arts Festival, Kasseler Dokfest, RIDM, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Rooftop Films and more. She has received a Princess Grace Award in Film, a Flaherty Fellowship, Director's Choice at the Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Grand Prix at 25FPS, and the Eileen Maitland Award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. She received an MFA and MA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is now a PhD student in Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University.

The Blazing World

(Jessica Bardsley, 2013)

A troubling relationship arises between the character played by Winona Ryder in the film Girl, Interrupted, the genuine depression experienced by the actress, and the shoplifting of which she was...