"Livingston is the quirky American director and independent filmmaker well known for her 1990 documentary "Paris is Burning," a film about the New York gay and transgender black and Latino ball culture that won the 1991 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. This semester, she is also a visiting professor at Connecticut College.
It's an engaging perspective. The students are captivated when Livingston tells a story about an experience with a representative from the Australian Film Commission at the 2005 Berlin Film Festival, and they seem star struck when she casually mentions talking to the directors of Quinceañera at Sundance. One student can't contain his excitement when she announces that, as part of her residency, she has arranged for Academy Award-winning animator John Canemaker to screen his work and host a Q&A on Dec. 2, and "Wendy and Lucy" filmmaker Kelly Reichardt to visit campus Dec. 15."
Excerpt taken from Connecticut College News Archive.