Joan Micklin Silver

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
A consistently effective director, Joan Micklin Silver has created films that have been noted for their emotional depth, fine acting (often by unknown performers) and deftly drawn characters.
Born: 05/24/1935 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Filmography

Director (17)

A Fish in the Bathtub 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Matt Waters 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Director

Sisters 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Director

Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Loverboy 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Crossing Delancey 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Finnegan Begin Again 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Director

Chilly Scenes of Winter 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Between the Lines 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Hester Street 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

A Private Matter (TV Show)

Director

Charms For the Easy Life (TV Show)

Director

Hunger Point (TV Show)

Director

In the Presence of Mine Enemies (TV Show)

Director

Invisible Child (TV Show)

Director
Writer (4)

Chilly Scenes of Winter 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hester Street 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Women in Limbo 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Women in Limbo 1971 (Movie)

(From Story)
Actor (2)

50 Years of Action! 1985 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Mothers By Daughters 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

A Fish in the Bathtub 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

On the Yard 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A consistently effective director, Joan Micklin Silver has created films that have been noted for their emotional depth, fine acting (often by unknown performers) and deftly drawn characters.

Relationships

Parent
Russian-Jewish

Raphael Silver

Husband
married June 28, 1956 formed Midwest Film Productions with Silver

Claudia Silver

Daughter

Dina Silver

Daughter

Marisa Silver

Daughter

EDUCATION

Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville, New York 1956

Milestones

1997

Won acclaim for helming the remake of "In the Presence of Mine Enemies" (Showtime)

1992

Directed the controversial TV-movie "A Private Matter" (HBO)

1988

Returned to New York Jewish milieu with the feature "Crossing Delancey"

1985

Helmed the made-for-cable film "Finnegan Begin Again" (HBO), starring Mary Tyler Moore

1980

Directed the Off-Broadway production, "Album"

1979

United Artists changed ending of "Chilly Scenes of Winter"; recut and released film under the title "Head Over Heels" (finally released with original ending and title in 1982)

1978

First feature as producer, "On the Yard" (directed by husband)

1976

Wrote and directed the short film "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" for PBS' "The American Short Story"

1975

Feature directing debut, "Hester Street"; also wrote; produced by husband

1972

Film directing debut, "The Immigrant Experience" (30-minute short commissioned by Learning Corp. Of America; also wrote)

1972

First produced feature screenplay, "Limbo"

1967

Moved from Cleveland, OH to NYC with family

With Julianne Boyd, co-created the musical sequel "A...My Name Is Still Alice"

Formed Midwest Film Productions with husband, Raphael D Silver

With Julianne Boyd, co-conceived the stage musical "A...My Name Is Alice"; also directed

Began film career writing educational films

Worked as a freelance writer for VILLAGE VOICE

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