Sara Driver

About Sara Driver

Who is it?: Director, Actress, Miscellaneous Crew
Birth Day: December 15, 1955
Birth Place:  Westfield, New Jersey, United States
Occupation: Filmmaker
Years active: 1980–present
Partner(s): Jim Jarmusch

Sara Driver

Sara Driver was born on December 15, 1955 in  Westfield, New Jersey, United States, is Director, Actress, Miscellaneous Crew. Sara Driver was born on December 15, 1955 in Westfield, New Jersey, USA. She is a director and actress, known for Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Broken Flowers (2005) and Sleepwalk (1986).
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Popular As Sara Driver
Occupation Director
Age 65 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born December 15, 1955 ( Westfield, New Jersey, United States)
Birthday December 15
Town/City  Westfield, New Jersey, United States
Nationality United States

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Sara Driver’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Sara Driver was born in the Year of the Goat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.

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Biography/Timeline

1977

Driver was born in Westfield, New Jersey, the daughter of Albert and Martha (Miller) Driver. She attended Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, graduating with a degree in theatre and classics in 1977. She spent her junior year studying in Athens, and participated in a production by the National Opera of Greece.

1981

Driver made her directorial debut in 1981 with You Are Not I, a short subject film based on a Paul Bowles story and co-written by Jim Jarmusch. Shot in six days on a $12,000 budget, it developed a following soon after a well-received premiere at the Public Theater, only to be pulled out of circulation when a warehouse fire destroyed the film's negative. Rarely seen, it was still championed by renowned critics and film journals like Jonathan Rosenbaum and Cahiers du Cinéma, which hailed You Are Not I as one of the best films of the 1980s. Considered 'lost' for many years, a print was later discovered among Bowles's belongings. Driver was awarded a preservation grant from Women in Film and Television. The restored film screened in the Master Works section of The New York Film Festival 2011.

1986

Driver directed her first feature film, Sleepwalk in 1986. It was awarded the Prix Georges Sadoul (1986) by the Cinémathèque Française, the Special Prize at the 1986 International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, and was the opening night selection for the 25th Anniversary of the International Critics' Week (1986) at the Cannes Film Festival. Sleepwalk was also featured at the Museum of Modern Art's 1987 New Directors/New Films Festival and the Sundance Film Festival (1987).

1990

Driver directed the "Bed and Boar" episode of the TV series Monsters (1990). Her second feature film as a Director, When Pigs Fly (1993), stars Marianne Faithfull and Alfred Molina and is scored by Joe Strummer. The film received the Best of Festival Feature award at the 1994 Long Island Film Festival. When Pigs Fly premiered in competition at the Locarno Film Festival, and played a limited engagement at the Lighthouse Cinema on Suffolk Street in New York in 1996.

1994

Driver also wrote and directed the short documentary, The Bowery - Spring, 1994, part of Postcards from New York, an anthology program for French TV. Driver has Producer and production credits for many films of Jim Jarmusch, as well as minor roles in three of his films.

1996

Driver taught directing in NYU's Graduate Film School (1996–1998), where she received her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1982.

2001

Driver has been credited with coining the phrase "necro-tourism" after the surge in tourism in New York due to the fall of the World Trade Towers in 2001.

2004

Driver was a juror at the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (2004) where they also did a retrospective of her films. She was also a juror at the Miami International Film Festival (2005), San Sebastián Film Festival (2006), Bahamas International Film Festival (2006), and Director Emir Kusturica's Küstendorf Film and Music Festival (2010).

2014

Driver has been described as an "often overlooked linchpin of the downtown New York independent film scene." Film critic Luc Sante describes Driver's movies as "doorways into the unknown." Rosenbaum wrote that Driver's films "belong to what the French call la fantastique— a conflation of fantasy with surrealism, science fiction, comics, horror, sword-and-sorcery, and the supernatural that stretches all the way from art cinema to exploitation by way of Hollywood."

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