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B: April 24, 1946 in Milwaukee Wisconsin

Lois Siegel first came to Canada to attend French Summer School at McGill University in 1968. She returned again in the summers of 1969, 1970 and 1971 when she made the decision to stay in Montreal. She began her filmmaking career there but has been based in Ottawa, Ontario for years. She was recently named one of the Top 50 people who are shaping the future of the National Capital, by Ottawa Life Magazine. Her 1989 film, Stunt People, about a whole family that gets into the movie stunt business won a 1990 Genie Award. In addition to her work in film, Lois Siegel is also a highly accomplished photographer. She has graciously allowed Northernstars to use some of her photos on this website for more than a decade. In early 2013, Siegel announced that her feature film Baseball Girls had been posted online by the National Film Board. In 2016 a collection of her writing, titled Six Stories, was published by the St. Andrews University Press.

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Lois Siegel photo by Paul Jean. Used with Permission

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Spectrum in White (1971)
Paralysis (1972)
The Performance (1973)
Dreams (1973)
Painting with Light (1974)
Faces (1976)
Boredom (1976)
Brandy Alexander (1976)
Solitude (1978)
Recipe to Cook a Clown (1978)
Dialogue of an Ancient Fog (aka Dialogue d’une brume antique, 1978)
Stunt Family (1978)
Arena (1979)

Extreme Close-Up (aka Un profond regard, 1980)
Run, Throw, Hit, Steal (1982)
A 20th Century Chocolate Cake (1983)
Bad News Bananas (1984)
Strangers in Town (1988)
Plastic Dreams (1988)
Stunt People (1989)

Pancake on a Hot Tin Roof (1990)
Fipsi (1990)
Lip Gloss (1993)
Harold Knows Best (1995)
Baseball Girls (1995)

Pioneers: A Half-Century Retrospective of Transplantation (2000)

Six Stories, book cover