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Kimberly Peirce

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Kimberly PeirceKimberly Peirce is a Film Director, notable for her debut feature film, Boys Don't Cry (1999.) While attending Columbia, Peirce read a Village Voice article about Brandon Teena, a transman raped and murdered in Falls City, Nebraska. Switching from her original thesis project, Peirce traveled to Falls City, where she researched and attended the trial of the two homicide suspects. The subsequent film short she made for her thesis in 1995 was nominated by Columbia faculty for a Princess Grace Award, and received an Astrea Production Grant. That grant and her involvement with the Sundance Institute;'s 1997 Sundance Filmmakers, Writers and Producers Labs helped her develop the short into the 1999 feature film Boys Don't Cry. Her second feature, Stop-Loss, was released by Paramount Pictures in March 2008 and she is to direct the upcoming feature, Danish Girl, starring Nicole Kidman.
 

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