Lisa Cholodenko’s most recent feature film, The Kids Are All Right, garnered rave reviews, as well two Golden Globes and four Academy Award nominations. The film, which Cholodenko directed and co-wrote with Stuart Blumberg, stars Julianne Moore and Annette Bening. Cholodenko got her start in film as assistant editor on Boyz N the Hood and Used People, and after earning her MFA at Columbia, wrote and directed several acclaimed short films. High Art, her feature-length debut, won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance and earned a National Society of Film Critics Award for actress Ally Sheedy. Her other films include Laurel Cannon, starring Frances McDonald and Christian Bale, and the Showtime adaptation of the novelCavedweller. She has worked extensively in television, having directed episodes of Six Feet Under, The L Word, Hung, and Homicide: Life on the Streets.
Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program alumna Lisa Cholodenko's ('97SOA) "The Kids Are All Right" opened to universal acclaim in July 2010, after premiering at Sundance in January and becoming a breakout hit. Starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, and written by Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, the film follows a lesbian couple who each gave birth to a child from an anonymous sperm donor -- and what unspools when those children seek out their biological father. A. O.