Ladies Most Deject

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Director: Martha Elcan Country: USA Genre: Drama Runtime: 15 m Block I Screening: Close Up Cinema 23.08 Time: 12-1.15 pm

A teenage girl from the Appalachian mountains struggles to protect her siblings from an addict mother.

Director Biography

Marty Elcan is originally from Lynchburg, Virginia. She is a DGA director with over 25 years of production experience. Her feature film debut NEXT OF KIN starred Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer, Ed Begley, Jr., Bess Armstrong, Jeremy London and George Newbern. She directed Fox’ BEYOND BELIEF, the Sign Language series SHUT UP AND SIGN, several 2nd Units, a commercial, national award-winning PSA’s, an L.A. Emmy-nominated documentary, and was selected to direct a piece for the city of Los Angeles profiling the first woman Fire Marshal in Los Angeles. Prior to directing, Marty worked as an Assistant Director on such films as STEEL MAGNOLIAS, DRIVING MISS DAISY, INHERIT THE WIND (with George C. Scott and Jack Lemmon), MY FAVORITE MARTIAN, ROMY AND MICHELLE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION and SIX FEET UNDER, alongside such directors as Bruce Beresford, Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Lesli Linka Glatter, Bethany Rooney, and Alan Ball.