Edgy conference

Sally Rubin
Sally Rubin
Film Maker
Mama Has a Mustache
Sally Rubin
Sally Rubin is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker. She is currently at work on a commissioned piece for the Smithsonian, APPALACHIAN FUTURES, and is releasing her new animated documentary, MAMA HAS A MUSTACHE, which premiered in August 2021 at Outfest. Her past work includes directorial credits such as DEEP DOWN, LIFE ON THE LINE, and HILLBILLY, which have broadcast on Hulu, Independent Lens, and PBS nationally. She has done producing, writing, and editing on films that have aired on Frontline, HBO, and the Sundance Channel, and on the experimental LGBT-themed films such as Wu Tsang’s WILDNESS, Sam Feder’s DISCLOSURE, and Shaleece Haas’ REAL BOY. Rubin has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, Chicken and Egg Pictures, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Fledgling Fund, among others. Her films have screened at top festivals including the LA Film Festival, DOC NYC, Big Sky, and the American Documentary Showcase, as well as LGBT-focused festivals such as Outfest and Frameline. A graduate of Stanford’s documentary program, Rubin is a judge for the Emmy Awards, the International Documentary Awards, and a proudly out, queer professor at Chapman University. www.mamahasamustache.com www.facebook.com/mamahasamustache www.instagram.com/mamahasamustache

SESSION OVERVIEW

Mama Has a Mustache
MAMA HAS A MUSTACHE is a short, quirky, fully animated documentary about gender and family, as seen through children’s eyes. Driven completely by audio interviews of kids ages 5-10, the film uses these sound bites combined with clipart and mixed media to explore how children are able to experience a world outside of the traditional gender binary.