Sara Driver

Independent filmmaker Sara DRIVER (1956, USA) has a degree in theatre and classics and studied at NYU’s Film School. Her first short film, You Are Not I (1982) was based on a short story by Paul Bowles and was immediately applauded by renowned critics. Her feature debut, Sleepwalk (1986), became an instant prizewinner. Driver has also written and directed several stage plays. Described as an “often overlooked linchpin of the downtown New York independent film scene”, she has collaborated with long-time companion Jim Jarmusch many times and served as a jury member at various prestigious film festivals.


You Are Not I (1981, short), Sleepwalk (1986), Monsters (1988-1990, TV series, 1 episode), When Pigs Fly (1993), The Bowery (1994, short doc), Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2017, doc)

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