Writing, directing, producing, designing, choreographing, editing, scoring and performing in her own films, Anna Biller creates worlds dripping with style that pull their viewers into a Technicolor dreamland that not only serve as a feast for the eyes but as Anna has said about her film The Hypnotist, they can be “mild and pleasant.” “When I watch The Hypnotist, I get a strange feeling, like when you’re a kid and you have a fever and you watch some old movie and it doesn’t make any sense to you because you’re sick, and the colors and sounds just kind of wash over you.”
Focusing on personal and feminist issues set against old Hollywood, theatrical-burlesque, and mythical-allegorical backdrops, Anna has her own ideas on feminism and she’s not shy about parading them in front of you with films like “Three Examples of Myself as Queen”, “Fairy Ballet” and A Visit from the Incubus, which is currently being screened at the Chicago Underground Film Festival. This isn’t your typical feminist fare and for that, Anna has received mixed reactions – those that refuse to take her fantastical feminist theory seriously and those that can’t get enough of her stylish work.
We had the chance to catch up with Anna to talk with her about her past and current works as well as how it is to live the life of a star.
Get the interview in part two of ANNA BILLER: LIFE OF A STAR>>>