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Independent Films No Straight Lines (2021) Director/Producer A mash-up of art, humor, and history, No Straight Lines tells the remarkable stories of five scrappy and pioneering comic book artists who broke the doors open and...

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Vivian Kleiman is a Peabody Award-winning filmmaker who has traveled the world to create documentary films and new media that engage the imagination. Her work is known for tackling diverse subjects, its edgy approach, and dollops of humor..

Honored with a Eureka Artist Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation, she had fun as story editor on the Showtime series Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men.

Vivian founded Compadre Media Group in 2016, which released No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics at the Tribeca Film Festival and then on primetime National PBS Independent Lens Series.

Also an educator, Vivian taught at Stanford University’s Graduate Program in Documentary Film and Video Production.