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New York premiere of BRILLO BOX (3¢ OFF) 
at Christie's, Rockefeller Centre 

photo courtesy of Getty

     BRILLO BOX (3¢ OFF) (HBO)
         now streaming on HBO 
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"This lighthearted documentary intertwines the legacy of Andy Warhol’s 'Brillo Box' with that of the family that bought one of the iconic sculptures for a meager $1,000. Ms. Skyler offers a personal, and laughable, take on a global phenomenon." 

Sara Aridi THE NEW YORK TIMES

"...witty and touching...the film offers a pertinent, even poignant, observations about the things we desire and acquire."   

Steven Winn, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

"With a fun, disarming attitude‎ that surely Warhol himself would admire, 'Brillo Box (3¢ off)' has‎ an ‎accessibility that few discussions of fine art ever do.”

Stephen Saito, THE MOVEABLE FEST

 

OSCAR SHORTLIST, BEST SHORT SUBJECT

OFFICIAL SELECTION

  • The 54th New York Film Festival

  • Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK

  • Provincetown International Film Festival

  • Aspen International Shortsfest

  • St. Louis International Film Festival

  • Doc/Edge International Film Festival 

CAPTURE THE FLAG (short)

based on the novel by Rebecca Chace

“...over the course of just a few minutes, Skyler effortlessly (or seemingly effortlessly) maps out a whole emotional landscape...

and captures the pain and confusion of adolescence.”  

Mick LaSalle,

THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

WINNER of the 2010 Nantucket Film Festival Showtime Tony Cox Award

Best Short

 

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION  

  • Aspen International Shortsfest

  • Nantucket Film Festival

  • Mill Valley Film Festival

  • Hamptons International Film Festival

  • Vancouver International Film Festival

  • Cinequest Film Festival

  • The Loft FIlm Fest

GETTING TO KNOW YOU (SUNDANCE CHANNEL)

    based on stories from HEAT by Joyce Carol Oates

“..this movie provides more surprises and real drama than almost any of the big-time films we’ve seen this summer…Two thumbs up!” 

ROGER EBERT & RICHARD ROEPER 

“Entrancing! Conjures an alluring spell of mistrust and hope...”

Elvis Mitchell,THE NEW YORK TIMES

“A pitch-perfect portrait of adolescence.”

Amy Taubin,THE VILLAGE VOICE

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION 

  • Sundance Film Festival

  • Venice Film Festival

  • Stockholm Film Festval, FIPRESCI award

  • San Francisco International Film Festival

  • Seattle International Film Festival

  • Rencontres de Cinéma International, Paris

  • Melbourne International Film Festival

  • Vancouver International Film Festival

  • Independent Spirit Award Someone to Watch nominee

 

                                   

NO LOANS TODAY (PBS)

 

"Lisanne Skyler's documentary on South Central Los Angeles clocks in at just under an hour, but the stories it tells  --  by turns devastating and infuriating  --  lingers. Working in a direct cinema style, Skyler manages an anatomy of a neighborhood by way of a pawnshop, finding and listening to voices not generally heard."                         Manohla Dargis. LA WEEKLY

 

"Like Frederick Wiseman...Skyler is able to earn the trust of people living in extreme conditions"

Robert Koehler,THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

NO LOANS TODAY was recently acquired by the UCLA Film and Television archives.

OFFICIAL SELECTION

  • Sundance Film Festival 

  • AFI Film Fest

  • San Francisco International Film Festival

  • South x Southwest Film Festival,

  • Marseilles Vue sur les Doc Film Festival

  • Florida Film Festival

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DREAMLAND (PBS)

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"A candid, uncompromising look at compulsive gambling and the effect of neighborhood casinos on Las Vegas. Not since Martin Scorsese's CASINO has the naked truth about Las Vegas been captured so perfectly on screen."   

LAS VEGAS CITY LIFE



"Filmmaker Lisanne Skyler takes a sharp but disarming approach to examining the romance of gambling and the reality behind it..." 

SAN FRANCISCO MONTHLY

 

"The film yields great insights into motivations for gambling, coping mechanisms for inevitable losses, and the quest for finding "solutions" for gambling problems [and] puts flesh and bone, muscle and blood on the academic treatments given to this important topic."

JOURNAL OF GAMBLING ISSUES

 


 

                   A FEW THINGS ABOUT ROBERT IRWIN

a LACMA PRODUCTION

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"Short documentaries can be a kind of nonfiction poetry. Images, editing and sound are sometimes as important as verbal cues and exposition. Such is the case in Lisanne Skyler’s 'A Few Things About Robert Irwin.,' in which she backs the title artist’s monologue with a montage of archival footage and images of  the conceptual artwork itself in a way that evokes Irwin’s mercurial methods."

Peter Keogh,  THE BOSTON GLOBE

A FEW THINGS ABOUT ROBERT IRWIN debuted at the 2016 LACMA ART + Film Gala honoring Robert Irwin and Kathryn Bigelow,  co-chaired by Leonardo DiCaprio and Eva Chow

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS   
  • Los Angeles Film Festival
  • AFI Docs
  • Provincetown International Film Festival
  • Florida Film Festival,
  • St. Louis International Film Festival
  • The Loft Film Fest


 


 

INTERVIEWS / PANELS / TALKS

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directing Scott Cohen in CAPTURE THE FLAG (Hamptons International Film Festival)