Artist and Filmmaker Hilary Goldberg creates films and animated works that range from experimental and narrative shorts to a trans-genre feature with live narration. Most recently Goldberg produced the multi-filmmaker collaborative feature Valencia with author Michelle Tea that is presently touring the festival circuit. Los Angeles was the backdrop for Big Deal, in the Spotlight, Beyond Lovely, Saferoom, and the focus of Hilary's live film project recLAmation (2010). Transliminal Criminal is an experiMental film collaboration with Bonfire Madigan Shive. Goldberg's first film was the feature documentary Render: Spanning Time with Ani DiFranco (2002).
Based on Michelle Tea's novel of the same name, Valencia is a multi-filmmaker collaborative feature film that premiered to a sold out Castro Theatre at Frameline 2013 and won the Jury Award for Best Experimental Feature at the 2103 Polari Film Festival. Hilary directed Chapter 5 and produced the feature film with Tea.
Tanya Wischerath, Machete Mendías, Jaq Schmitz
Director of Photography
Frameline, Outfest,Tampa International GLBT Film Festival, Seattle LGBT Film Festival, Polari Film Festival, Hamburg International Queer Film Festival, Berlin Art Porn Film Festival, Olympia Film Festival, Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, Chicago Reeling, MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, image + nation Montreal LGBT Film Festival, Melbourne Queer Film Festival
recLAmation is a feature length experimental film shot on Super 8 presented with live narration in which capitalism in contemporary Los Angeles is overthrown, and queer superheroes navigate a possible future. recLAmation illuminates connections between so-called private and public systems of oppression, and explores how worldview shifts caused by personal trauma can foster healing through social-justice art and activism. 66 Minutes / Various Timed Edits
Joy Anderson, Clint Catalyst, Irina Contreras, Jessica Gudiel, and Jessica Hoffmann
National Queer Art Festival, in other words bookstore, Reed College, Olympia Public Library, University of Washington, Left Bank Books, Allied Media Conference, US Social Forum, Wesleyan University, Barnard, Bluestockings bookstore, Hampshire College, Food For Thought Books, Kelly Writers House, Interfem Conference, Uppsala Pride, Liz, Schwarzer Kanal, Oscar-Romero-Haus, University of Salzburg, aRtmosphere, University of Southern California, Echo Park Film Center, Periwinkle Cinema at ATA
Transliminal Criminal is an exploration of outlaw gender and states of consciousness, extreme mental states, and liberation. Super 8 MM, Color / Black and Whilte - silent ExperiMental Film Collaboration
An aspiring author is offered the chance to be the front person for a literary hoax and discovers a far worse fate than rejection.
Michelle Tea, Guinevere Turner and Clint Catalyst
Candi Guterres, Jasmine Marie Alhambra, and Eric Bassett
Inside Out Toronto, Frameline, Outfest, Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Fresno Reel Pride, Women Make Waves Taiwan, Seattle Queer Film Festival, Reel Pride Michigan, American Cinematheque 3rd Annual Focus on Female Directors, Reel Women International Film Festival, Dark Arts Festival, Frederick Film Festival
Lovely (Guinevere Turner), a struggling psychic is contacted by Bruce B. (Vaginal Davis), an ambitious gay spirit bent on fulfilling his earthly desire for a gay tv show on a gay network.
Guinevere Turner, Vaginal Davis, Katrina Phillips, and Dinah Lee
Outfest, Frameline, Women Make Waves Festival Taiwan, Decafest New Orleans, Hamburg International Queer Film Festival, NewFest NYC, Milan Internalional Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Houston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Fresno Reel Pride, Austin GLBT Film Festival, Seattle LGBT Film Festival, Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival, Mix Brasil Film and Video Festival
Two weeks after a deadly virus is released into the atmosphere, a group of diverse friends struggle to survive beyond the lack of food, despondent pirate radiobroadcasts, a suicide wish, and a stalker.
James Burkhammer, Tracey Leigh, Katrina Phillips, and Naropa Sabine
A documentary recorded over five years both on the road and in the studio with folksinger Ani DiFranco. Hilary Goldberg directed and edited the film along side collaborator Ani D, and with over 600 hours of video and Super 8 footage to edit, there was a lot to render. Along the way, the viewer can marvel at the stunningly deconstructed landscape of Buffalo, NY, and meet some incredible lawyers from The Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta. Live shows and behind the scenes footage coalesce with political inspiration and creation.
A creative retelling of June 3, 1968,when artist Andy Warhol was shot by the writer Valerie Solanas. In this play on the Warhol Superstar Factory complete with glitter blood, hip-hop artist Katastrophe fills Andy's shoes and director Hilary Goldberg cameos as Solanas. Shot on Super 8 film with a colorful ensemble cast including Clint Catalyst, Audrey Kitching, and Dirk Mai, Big Deal pays homage to one of the darkest moments in pop culture history.
Directed & Edited
Director of Photography
Frameline, Homoagogo, Cheris Cheris Paris LGBT Film Festival, London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Cinebeats