Katherine Dieckmann

Katherine Dieckmann
Associate Professor
513 Dodge Hall
Writer-director Katherine Dieckmann’s most recent feature film is Strange Weather, starring Holly Hunter, Carrie Coon and Kim Coates, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016.

Known for her lyrical, character-driven work, Dieckmann’s previous feature films include A Good Baby (2000), which was developed at the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriting and Directing labs, Diggers (2006) and Motherhood (2009). She was the originating director on Nickelodeon’s groundbreaking live action children’s serial, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, and directed music videos for bands including R.E.M., Wilco, Aimee Mann, Everything but the Girl, Throwing Muses and Vic Chesnutt.

Dieckmann’s Motherhood premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and Diggers premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Her films have also screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Chicago Film Festival, Boston Film Festival, L.A. Film Festival, and Mill Valley Film Festival, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center’/IFP’s Independent Visions series.

She has been a Creative Advisor for the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriting labs, and a mentor at the IFP Narrative Lab and the Nantucket Screenwriters Colony.

Dieckmann has a B.A. in English from Vassar College, an M.A. in English from New York University, and studied at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program.

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2009
Motherhood / In the comedy "Motherhood," which I wrote and directed, and which stars Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver, Uma's character Eliza is a stalled fiction writer....

2007 
Diggers / This minutely observed period piece, set in 1976, has the brave, mournful tone of a Bruce Springsteen song....

2000 
A Good Baby / The emotion (or is it instinct?) conveyed by the luminous foundling in Katherine Dieckmann's debut film, "A Good Baby"....
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