Biographies

Barbara Kopple

Barbara Kopple ("Steamfitters Local Union 638"), a two-time Academy Award® winner, recently completed directing the documentary feature "Shut Up and Sing." Kopple's other films include "Havoc," "The Hamptons," "A Conversation with Gregory Peck," "My Generation," "Wild Man Blues," "Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson," "American Dream" and "Harlan County USA." She also directs episodic television and commercials, and actively participates in organizations that address social issues and support independent filmmaking. Kopple has been awarded the DGA for Outstanding Directing, LA Film Critics Award, National Society of Film Critics Award, National Board of Review Award for Best Documentary, New York Women in Film & Television Muse Award, and the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and the Filmmakers Trophy & Audience Award, among other honors.





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