Liz Garbus

Liz Garbus

Highest Rated: 100% All In: The Fight for Democracy (2020)

Lowest Rated: 65% Love, Marilyn (2012)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

From the very beginnings of her career as a documentarian, Liz Garbus devoted herself to telling hard-hitting stories about subjects that didn't often earn the big screen treatment. After graduating from Brown University in 1992, Garbus made her filmmaking debut with "The Farm: Angola, USA" (1998), which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and earned the rare distinction of being nominated at both the following year's Oscar and Emmy ceremonies; the film won two Emmys recognizing its cinematography and editing. Garbus found further success directing and producing documentaries like "Different Moms" (1999), "The Execution of Wanda Jean" (2002), and "The Nazi Officer's Wife" (2003), and "Girlhood" (2003). The latter aimed to expose the seldom-seen inside world of the American penitentiary system from the perspective of two young female inmates. As her career continued, Garbus began collaborating more and more with other artists, co-directing "Yo soy Boricua, pa'que tu lo sepas!" (2006) with actor Rosie Perez and producing director Rory Kennedy's documentary "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib" (2007). Garbus earned especial acclaim for "Bobby Fischer Against the World" (2011), a film that illustrated the occupational journey of the titular chess prodigy. She turned her eye to the talents of music legend Nina Simone for "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015), which earned Garbus her first Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature since her film debut.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 65% All In: The Fight for Democracy Director,
Producer
- 2020
72% 52% Lost Girls Director - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Killed Garrett Phillips? Director - 2019
67% 74% Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper Director,
Producer
- 2016
89% 85% What Happened, Miss Simone? Director,
Producer
- 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Before the Spring: After the Fall Producer - 2013
65% 58% Love, Marilyn Director - 2012
No Score Yet 60% There's Something Wrong With Aunt Diane Director - 2011
88% 86% Bobby Fischer Against the World Director - 2011
No Score Yet 79% Family Affair Producer - 2010
No Score Yet 62% Killing in the Name Producer - 2010
No Score Yet 68% Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech Director,
Producer
- 2009
No Score Yet 55% Coma Director - 2007
No Score Yet 78% I'm Boricua, Just So You Know! Co-Director,
Producer
- 2006
No Score Yet 80% Bratz Babyz: The Movie Producer - 2006
100% 93% Street Fight Executive Producer - 2005
94% 73% Girl Hood Director $37.8K 2003
85% 92% The Nazi Officer's Wife Director - 2003
83% 89% The Execution of Wanda Jean Director,
Producer
$1.4K 2002
100% 87% The Farm: Angola, USA Director,
Producer
$12.8K 1998

TV

Credit
96% 73% I'll Be Gone in the Dark Director 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO: I'll Be Gone in the Dark Director 2020
100% 94% The Innocence Files Executive Producer 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Killed Garrett Phillips? Producer,
Director
2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper Guest 2018
72% 80% The Fourth Estate Host 2018
No Score Yet 25% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2015

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