Allison Anders

director, screenwriter

Mary Allison Anders (or just Allison Anders; born November 16, 1954) is an American independent movie director. Her movies include Gas Food Lodging,[1] Mi Vida Loca and Grace of My Heart.[2]

Allison Anders
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Allison Anders at the 61st Annual Peabody Awards (2002)
Mary Allison Anders

(1954-11-16) November 16, 1954 (age 67)
Alma materUCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Years active1987–present
Known forGas Food Lodging
Mi Vida Loca
Grace of My Heart
Parent(s)Alberta Steed
Bob Anders

Anders' movies have been shown at Cannes Film Festival and at Sundance Film Festival.

Anders was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant and a Peabody Award.

Anders was born near Ashland, Kentucky



  1. "Certified Genius". New York Times. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  2. "Allison Anders". Film Reference. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  3. "MacArthur Fellows: Meet the Class of 1995: Allison Anders, Filmmaker, Los Angeles, California". MacArthur Foundation. 1 July 1995. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  4. Variety Staff (16 August 2013). "'Ring of Fire': Emmy Nominee Allison Anders on a Jewel of a Composition". Variety. Archived from the original on 3 October 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2015.