-Reviews for THE HERETICS

The New York Times

The Village Voice

Art Forum

The Washington Post (interview w/ Joan Braderman)

Feminist Review

On The Issues

Adobe Airstream

Santa Barbara Independent

Casa Magazine


CineSource Magazine #1

CineSource Magazine #2

Bay Area Reporter

The Women's Media Center (interview w/ Joan Braderman)


Artist in Transit

Women and Hollywood


-THE HERETICS promotional stills gallery

Here: THE HERETICS Promo-Stills

-THE HERETICS official poster

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-THE HERETICS 10 minute trailer (QuickTime)


Download high-quality QuickTime trailer here

-Download Joan Braderman filmography

(Includes: images, quotes about Braderman's work)
Here: Joan Braderman filmography (179kb)

-Download press-pack for THE HERETICS (PDF)

(Includes: stills, synopsis, cast & crew, Joan Braderman biography, etc.)
Here: THE HERETICS press-pack (1mb)

-No More Nice Girls Productions Website:

(Includes: Braderman resume, digital archive of Braderman's work, etc.)

Joan Braderman, Director,

Joan Braderman, award-winning video artist, writer and director, has been involved with film and video as a screenwriter, artist, performer, director and producer for over 30 years. Born in Washington, DC, she holds degrees from Harvard and New York University. Her works are held in the permanent collections of museums such as the Stedelijk in Amsterdam, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

Joan studied 16mm filmmaking in school, always the only woman in the class, learning to shoot and edit analog, black and white open-reel video in NYC in the early 70's at public Media Access Centers. In 1975, Joan joined the group that founded the ground breaking journal, "HERESIES; A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics.”

She received the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Video in 2002 for Portugal and was given a retrospective at the De Cordova Museum in 1994. This exhibition inaugurated the New Media Center at the De Cordova and included a series of large format cibachrome photographs, “MOVING STILLS”. In 1996 she received the Koopman Chair, in the Visual Arts at Hartford Art School where she created the installation, THE PUBLIC GOES PRIVATE in the Joseloff Gallery.

Also in 1996, "A Tribute to Joan Braderman" was featured in the Northampton Film Festival. (Printed transcript available.) The following are a selection of the grants, fellowships and awards Joan has won for her work:

The National Endowment for the Arts,
The New York State Councils for the Arts
The Massachusetts State Council for the Arts
The American Film Institute,
The New York Foundation for the Arts,
The Jerome Foundation,
The Mac Arthur Foundation,
The Massachusetts Cultural Council,
The Wexner Center for the Arts,
The Northampton Arts Council
The Hewllett - Mellon Foundation
The Lemelson Foundation
The Berkeley Film Fund Grant
Bay Are Video Coalition,
Media Maker of 2009 Award

Writing by and about Braderman has appeared in such journals and books as The Village Voice, The Independent, Time Out, Afterimage, Film Comment, The Guardian of London, Contemporanea, Camera Obscura, Illuminations; An Essential Guide to Video Art; States of Emergency; New Feminist Criticism; Guilty Pleasures; Breakthroughs; Avant-Garde Artists in Europe and America, 1950-1990.

She has taught at The School of Visual Arts, The Boston Museum School, andThe London Institute. Currently Braderman is Professor of Video, Film and Media Studies at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. She also likes to swim, dance, sing and hang out with her kitties, Ocho and Cava, her adored friends, her sweetheart, Bob, and her youthful, 90 year-old Father. Her work has been shown in festivals, universities and museums, worldwide. (SEE FILMMOGRAPHY)
Here is a sample of the many venues in which her work has been screened:

Video Visions, NY Film Festival, Lincoln Center
The National British Film Theater,
Black Maria Film/Video Festival, Juror's Citation
Independent Mass Media Festival Award
Atlanta Film/Video Festival Award
The Space Gallery, Boston
DeCordova Museum, Massachusetts
The Brooklyn Museum
International House, "Our Dinner with Joan”
Moscow Television
The American Center, Paris
Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston,
University of Glasgow, Scotland
New American Makers, San Francisco
Majestic Theater, Boston
Real Artways, Hartford and New Haven
Median Operativ, Berlin, Germany
Bard & Bennington Colleges & countless others
The Berlin Film Festival
Pandemonium Film & Video Festival, London
Australian Film/Video Festival
University of California, Irvine, Berkeley, SD, et al.
Museum of Fine Art, Philadelphia
Cinemama Festival, Montreal
Boston Film/Video Foundation, Critic’s Award
Cinematrix, Festival of Films by Women Directors
Oviedo y Ayunta de Sevilla, Spain
The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
New American Makers, San Francisco
The Whitney Museum of Art
The Walker Art Center
The “Made for TV“ Festival
CHANNEL 4: London
The Institute of Contemporary Art, London
Chicago Art Institute
The W. P. A. Gallery, Washington
California Art Institute, Chicago Art Institute
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California
University of Toronto
Winner-Best Documentary, Global Village Documentary Festival, NYC, l984
"PRESENTE"- WCET, Los Angeles, PBS
Van Dam Theater, NYC
The Edinburgh Film Festival

Her works include:




 Berkeley, CA
Zaenta Media Center
Thursday, December 16

The Museum of Modern Art (world premiere - NYC)

The Vermont International Film Festival 2009
(Burlington, VT)

Northampton Academy of Music
(Northampton, MA)

Katzen Center at American University in Washington D.C.

Santa Fe Film Festival 2009
(Santa Fe, NM)

Time and Space Limited
(Hudson, NY)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2010 (Santa Barbara, CA)

Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, MA)

Smith College (Northampton, MA)

Hampshire College (Amherst, MA)

International Women's Film Festival 2010 (Buffalo, NY)

Paul Robeson Center of the Arts (Princeton, NJ)

Ankara International Film Festival 2010 (Ankara, Turkey)

Green Mountain Film Festival 2010 (Montpelier, VT)

San Francisco Women's Film Festival 2010 (San Francisco, CA)

92YTribeca (New York, NY)

NewFest 2010 (New York, NY)

2010 International Women's Film Festival of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)

Frameline34 (San Francisco, CA)

BOLD Festival (Vancouver, BC Canada)

Pioneer Women and Wonderland (Holyoke, MA)

Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Austin, TX)

VOX Feminae Film Festival (Zagreb, Croatia)

Calgary International Film Festival (Calgary, Canada)

Harvard/Radcliffe 40th Reunion Screening (Cambridge, MA)

Interdisciplinary Experimental Art Space at Colorado College: May Stevens Retrospective (Colorado Springs, CO)

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Institute for Research on Women & Gender (Ann Arbor, MI)

Pink Screens (Brussels, Belgium)

Image-Nation Festival Cinema LGBT (Montreal, Canada)