Goldberg's independent films range from experimental and narrative shorts to a trans-genre feature with live narration. The upcoming collaborative filmmaker feature Valencia is hitting festivals this summer. Los Angeles was the backdrop for Big Deal, in the Spotlight, Beyond Lovely, Saferoom, and the focus of Hilary's live film project recLAmation (2010). Transliminal Criminal is an experiMental film collaboration with Bonfire Madigan Shive. Goldberg's first film was the feature documentary Render: Spanning Time with Ani DiFranco (2002).
Based on Michelle Tea's novel of the same name, Valencia is a multi-filmmaker collaborative feature film premiering at Frameline this June. Hilary directed Chapter 5 and produced the feature film with Tea.
recLAmation is a feature length experimental/documentary/narrative film shot on Super 8 in which capitalism in contemporary Los Angeles is overthrown, and queer superheroes navigate a possible future. recLAmation illuminates connections between so-called private and public systems of oppression, and explores how worldview shifts caused by personal trauma can foster healing through social-justice art and activism.
Joy Anderson, Clint Catalyst, Irina Contreras, Jessica Gudiel, and Jessica Hoffmann
National Queer Art Festival, in other words bookstore, Reed College, Olympia Public Library, University of Washington, Left Bank Books, Allied Media Conference, US Social Forum, Wesleyan University, Barnard, Bluestockings bookstore, Hampshire College, Food For Thought Books, Kelly Writers House, Interfem Conference, Uppsala Pride, Liz, Schwarzer Kanal, Oscar-Romero-Haus, University of Salzburg, aRtmosphere, University of Southern California
Transliminal Criminal is an exploration of outlaw gender and states of consciousness, extreme mental states, and liberation. Super 8 MM, Color / Black and Whilte - silent ExperiMental Film Collaboration
An aspiring author is offered the chance to be the front person for a literary hoax and discovers a far worse fate than rejection.
Michelle Tea, Guinevere Turner and Clint Catalyst
Candi Guterres, Jasmine Marie Alhambra, and Eric Bassett
Inside Out Toronto, Frameline, Outfest, Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Fresno Reel Pride, Women Make Waves Taiwan, Seattle Queer, Reel Pride Michigan, American Cinematheque 3rd Annual Focus on Female Directors, Reel Women International, Dark Arts Festival, Frederick Film Festival
Lovely, a struggling psychic is contacted by Bruce B., an ambitious gay spirit bent on fulfilling his earthly desire for a tv show.
Guinevere Turner, Vaginal Davis, Katrina Phillips, and Dinah Lee
Women Make Waves Festival Taiwan, Decafest New Orleans, Hamburg LGFF, NewFest NYC, Milan Internalional LGFF (Milan, Italy), Frameline, Outfest, Houston GLFF, Fresno Reel Pride, Austin GLFF, Seattle LGFF, Indianapolis LGBTFF, Mix Brasil Film and Video Festival
Two weeks after a deadly virus is released into the atmosphere, a group of diverse friends struggle to survive beyond the lack of food, despondent pirate radiobroadcasts, a suicide wish, and a stalker.
James Burkhammer, Tracey Leigh, Katrina Phillips, and Naropa Sabine
A documentary recorded over five years both on the road and in the studio with folksinger Ani DiFranco. Hilary Goldberg directed and edited the film along side collaborator Ani D, and with over 600 hours of video and Super 8 footage to edit, there was a lot to render. Along the way, the viewer can marvel at the stunningly deconstructed landscape of Buffalo, NY, and meet some incredible lawyers from The Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta. Live shows and behind the scenes footage coalesce with political inspiration and creation.
A creative retelling of June 3, 1968,when artist Andy Warhol was shot by the writer Valerie Solanas. In this play on the Warhol Superstar Factory complete with glitter blood, hip-hop artist Katastrophe fills Andy's shoes and director Hilary Goldberg cameos as Solanas. Shot on Super 8 film with a colorful ensemble cast including Clint Catalyst, Audrey Kitching, and Dirk Mai, Big Deal pays homage to one of the darkest moments in pop culture history.
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Director of Photography
Frameline, Homoagogo, Cheris Cheris Paris LGBTFF, London LGFF, Cinebeats