Susie Landau Finch on the Insightful Milena Canonero
Look What She Did!
In 1984, a last minute request for film extras led Susie Landau Finch to the set of The Cotton Club where she was dressed by Academy Award-winning costume designer Milena Canonero. That perception-altering experience made a lasting impression on Susie, inspiring her to share Milena’s talent, insight and impressive legacy with the Look What She Did! community. Enjoy her story about uncovering authentic beauty.
“She made me feel I was ‘off-center’ beautiful, and that was ok.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Julie Hébert is an award-winning writer and director of theater, film and television. She won the PEN Award for Drama twice, for her plays TREE and THE KNEE DESIRES THE DIRT. Her most recent play, NIGHT FALLS, premiered at ODC in San Francisco, codirected by Hébert and Deborah Slater. Ms. Hébert has written and directed plays for Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, the Magic, the Eureka, LaMaMa, the Women’s Project, San Diego Rep, Los Angeles Theater Center, The Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, Seven Stages and Horizon in Atlantaand many more. She has received grants from the NEA, TCG, AT&T New Plays, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Alexander Gerbode Foundation, and the California Arts Commission for writing, directing, and inter-disciplinary arts. Hébert has written two films, FEMALE PERVERSIONS, starring Tilda Swinton; and RUBY'S BUCKET OF BLOOD, adapted from her play, starring Angela Bassett. Ms. Hébert has also worked as writer, director, producer for some of the most respected shows on television, including The West Wing, ER, Numb3rs, Blue Bloods, Boss, Nashville and American Crime. She co-directed the Third Watch documentary, In Their Own Words, shortly after 9/11 and was honored with a George Foster Peabody Award.
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