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Mary Filippo

Filmmaker Mary Filippo first studied filmmaking with the Marjorie Keller at the University of Rhode Island. She also studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she took classes with George Landow, P. Adams Sitney and B. Ruby Rich. Filippo lived in New York City for many years and made the majority of her films there. In the last twenty years, Filippo has made four, short, painstakingly crafted, experimental films. In her film, The Trickle Down Theory of Sorrow, Filippo uses humor in her to engage and
guide the viewer on a journey through a very serious subject: the intersection of personal and political. Some of Filippo’s other films include: Who Do You Think You Are (1987), Piece o' Mind (1983), A World of Reflection (1981), Big Things Move Slowly While Others Are Simply Repeated (1980), and I'm In Heaven (1978). Mary Filippo currently lives in Rhode Island and teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art. (08/09)


The Trickle Down Theory of Sorrow
A film by Mary Filippo, 2002, 15 min., Color

Veteran experimental filmmaker Mary Filippo tackles issues of work, class and gender roles in this visually captivating and provocative autobiographic...



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