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Gail Singer


Gail Singer

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Best known for her 1991 feature documentary on female comics, Wisecracks, Gail Singer has done everything from co-directing an IMAX movie, Destiny in Space, for the Smithsonian Institute, which was written by Toni Myers, to making her own fiction movie, True Confections (1991) as well as writing and directing dozens of documentaries. Her films have taken her to many different continents and have been screened at festivals and on television throughout the world. She has been honoured at home and in the U.S., Japan (where a book on the impact of her film Abortion, Stories from North and South, 1985, was published), Great Britain, France, Switzerland and elsewhere. Singer has held part-time teaching positions at York University`s Winter`s College; at University College at the University of Toronto and she held the Barker Fairley Honourary Chair in Canadian Culture at University College at the University of Toronto.

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

Riverrain: Gift of the Passage (1976)
Time of the Cree (1976)
We Don’t Live Here Anymore (1976)
Seasons of Plenty (1977)
Fiddlers of James Bay (1979)
Loved, Honoured and Bruised (1979)

Blue Planet (1980, Tokyo Images sequence)
The World`s Children (1980)
A Moveable Feast: A film about Breastfeeding (1982)
Portrait of the Artist… As an Old Lady (1982)
Abortion: Stories from North and South (1985)
Trade Secrets (1985)
Neighborhoods (1985)
Profile of Barton Myers (1986)
Hayley`s Home Movie (1987)
Heartland (1987)
Is Everyone Here Crazy? (1988)

A Mother and Daughter on Abortion (1987)
Without Work: Is Everyone Here Crazy (1989)

Finland (1990, Urban Images sequence)
True Confections (1991)
Wisecracks (1991)
Destiny In Space (1994)
You Can’t Beat a Woman! (1997)

Watching Movies (2002)

TV Series – at least episode of:
Wisecracks (1991)

Loving Spoonfuls (2000)
72 Hours: True Crime (2003)

;Wisecracks, movie poster;