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Kelly Anderson


Co-director, Emergent City

Kelly Anderson is a Sunset Park-based documentary filmmaker whose most recent films are Rabble Rousers: Frances Goldin and the Fight for Cooper Square (w. Ryan Joseph and Kathryn Barnier). Her 2012 film My Brooklyn, about the hidden forces driving gentrification, was broadcast on PBS’s America ReFramed. Kelly produced and directed Every Mother’s Son (PBS, 2004, with Tami Gold) about mothers whose children were killed by police, which won the Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award and aired on POV. She also produced and directed Out At Work (HBO, 2000, with Tami Gold), which premiered at Sundance and won a GLAAD Best Documentary award. From 2015-17, she co-chaired the cooperative distribution company New Day Films. Kelly is the Chair of the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College (CUNY).