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Andrea Weiss
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Occupation Filmmaker
Notable work
Paris was a Woman

Andrea Weiss is an American independent documentary filmmaker, author, and professor of film/video at the City College of New York where she co-directs the MFA Program in Film. She was the archival research director for the documentary Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community (1984), for which she won a News & Documentary Emmy Award.

Personal life

Weiss has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as a U.S./Spain Fulbright Fellowship. She has a Ph.D. in History from Rutgers University.

She lives in New York City and Columbia County in upstate New York. She is married to Greta Schiller and they have a daughter, Ilana.



Weiss is the author of: Vampires and Violets: Lesbians in the Cinema (Jonathan Cape, 1992); Paris Was a Woman: Portraits from the Left Bank (Rivers Oram Press, 1995), which won a Lambda Literary Award, (reprinted by Counterpoint Press in 2013); and In The Shadow of the Magic Mountain: The Erika and Klaus Mann Story (University of Chicago Press, 2008), which won a Publishing Triangle Award. Her books have been translated into French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Korean, Swedish, Japanese, Slovenian, and Croatian. Her essays have been published in The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, The Columbia Journal of American Studies, The Gay/Lesbian Review, and elsewhere.


She co-founded the non-profit film company Jezebel Productions with partner Greta Schiller, in 1984.

Film credits include The Five Demands (2023)International Sweethearts of Rhythm (1986), Tiny & Ruby: Hell Divin' Women (1988), Paris Was a Woman (1995), A Bit of Scarlet (1997), Seed Of Sarah (1998), Escape to Life: The Erika and Klaus Mann Story (2000) (co-directed with Wieland Speck), I Live At Ground Zero (2002), Recall Florida (2003), U.N. Fever (2008), and No Dinosaurs in Heaven (2010).

Her 2017 feature documentary, Bones of Contention, premiered at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival; won Best Documentary at the Side by Side Film Festival; and was featured at QFest in Houston, Outfest in Los Angeles, and the NewFest: New York LGBT Film Festival.

See also

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