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Real name is Mary Allison Anders
Was born at 16 November 1954 (now is 63 years old) in Ashland, Kentucky, USA

Anders weathered a rough childhood and young adult life which not onlyencouraged an escapist penchant for making up characters but also aninsider's sympathy for the strong but put-upon women who people herfilms. Growing up in rural Kentucky, Anders would always rememberhanging onto her father's leg at age five as he abandoned her family. Traveling frequently with her mother and sisters, Anders would later beraped at age 12, endure abuse from a stepfather who once threatened herwith a gun, and suffer a mental breakdown at age 15. Venturing back toKentucky from Los Angeles at 17, she would soon move to London to livewith the man who would father her first child.

Upon her return to theUS, Anders finally began to pick up the pieces of her life. Sheenrolled in junior college and later the UCLA film school and managedwhen a second daughter came along. Enchanted with Wim Wenders ' films,she so deluged the filmmaker with correspondence that he gave her a jobas a production assistant on his film Paris, Texas (1984) . Aftergraduating from UCLA, Anders made her feature writing and directingdebut, Border Radio (1987) , a study of the LA punk scene, incollaboration with two former classmates. Her first solo effort, Gas, Food Lodging (1992) , telling of a single mother and her twoteenage daughters, and her followup, Mi vida loca (1993) ,looking at girl gangs in the Echo Park neighborhood of LA where Anderssettled, have shown her to be a deeply personal filmmaker who has usedher own experience to make grittily realistic, well-observed, gentlyambling studies of women coming of age amid tough, sterile socialconditions.

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There is some small facts about Allison Anders:
  • Anders was originally scheduled to direct Bastard Out of Carolina (1996) for Showtime Cable TV. She resigned from the project, however, and the film was eventually directed by 'Anjelica Huston' .
  • Mother of 'Tiffany Anders' , 'Devon Anders' and 'Ruben Anders' .
  • Won a MacArthur Fellow "genius" grant in 1995.
  • Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994.
  • Did not become seriously interested in film until she was in her early 20s.
  • Was inspired to become a filmmaker after seeing the work of 'Wim Wenders' .
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There is the list of movies, where Allison Anders was taked part:
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1 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies movie A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies 1995 as Herself
2 Allison Anders Interviews Marge Champion movie Allison Anders Interviews Marge Champion 2014 as Herself - Host
3 American Grindhouse movie American Grindhouse 2010 as Herself - Director, Mi Vida Loca
4 Michael Des Barres: Who Do You Want Me to Be? movie Michael Des Barres: Who Do You Want Me to Be? 2014 as Herself
5 The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards movie The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 as Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
6 This Film Is Not Yet Rated movie This Film Is Not Yet Rated 2006 as Herself - Director of 'Gas - Food - Lodging'
7 Acting for Douglas Sirk: Written on the Wind and The Tarnished Angels Remembered movie Acting for Douglas Sirk: Written on the Wind and The Tarnished Angels Remembered 2008 as Herself
8 Brilliant But Cancelled: Pilot Season movie Brilliant But Cancelled: Pilot Season 2003 as Herself
9 Cinefile: Made in the USA movie Cinefile: Made in the USA 1993 as Herself
10 Cinefile: Reel Women movie Cinefile: Reel Women 1995 as Herself
11 Frank Borzage, Director movie Frank Borzage, Director 2009 as Herself
12 Iconoclast movie Iconoclast 2010 as Herself
13 In the Company of Women movie In the Company of Women 2004 as Herself
14 Indie Sex: Taboos movie Indie Sex: Taboos 2001 as Herself
15 Olive Thomas: The Most Beautiful Girl in the World movie Olive Thomas: The Most Beautiful Girl in the World 2003 as Herself
16 On Profiles in Courage movie On Profiles in Courage 2009 as Herself
17 Perspectives on the American Family: Allison Anders on Douglas Sirks Theres Always Tomorrow movie Perspectives on the American Family: Allison Anders on Douglas Sirks Theres Always Tomorrow 2008 as Herself
18 Sundance 20 movie Sundance 20 2002 as Herself
19 Tales from the Script movie Tales from the Script 2009 as Herself
20 The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards movie The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2001 as Herself - Presenter
21 The Making of Border Radio movie The Making of Border Radio 2007 as Herself
22 The One Man Beatles movie The One Man Beatles 2009 as Herself
23 Wanderlust movie Wanderlust 2006 as Herself
24 Welcome to Hollywood movie Welcome to Hollywood 1998 as Herself
25 Independent View movie Independent View 2002 as Herself
26 Intimate Portrait movie Intimate Portrait 1993 as Herself
27 Raw Footage movie Raw Footage 1996 as Herself
28 Trailers from Hell movie Trailers from Hell 2007 as Herself
There is the list of interview of Allison Anders:
  • "Premiere" (USA), October 1998, Vol. 11, Iss. 14, pg. 82-90, by: Glenn Kenny and Anne Thompson, "Rebel Yells"
  • "NME" (UK), 22 February 1997, pg. 25, by: Stephen Dalton, "Put Your Anders On"
  • "Cinema" (Greece), June 1996, Iss. 69, pg. 97-99, by: Ersi Danou, "I alli matia"
There is the list of some articles of Allison Anders:
  • "Film Comment" (USA), September 1999, Vol. 35, Iss. 5, pg. 55-56, by: Mark Olsen, "Emotional Rescue: 'Sugar Town' is big enough to hold two directors just fine"
  • "Premiere" (UK), 1997, Vol. 5, Iss. 2, pg. 38-43, by: Allison Anders, "Grace Under Pressure - 'Grace of My Heart' post-production diary"
The image of Mary Allison Anders was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "DGA Magazine" (USA), January 1999, Vol. 23, Iss. 5
There is the list of some quotes of Allison Anders:
  • "Theory is important. It breaks down the language of cinema and shows us how to create meaning." (commenting on the benefits of film school).
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