Ruth Leitman

Through her company Ruthless Films, Ruth Leitman has directed six feature-length documentaries. Her Southern Gothic film Alma (1998) won the Documentary Feature Jury Prize at Hamptons Film Festival, and screened at IDFA, SWSW, DGA, and Whitney Biennial. Premiering at Tribeca Film Festival and Hot Docs, her film Lipstick & Dynamite (2005) won the Documentary Storytelling Prize at Nantucket Film Festival, was released theatrically, and was broadcast on SHOWTIME. Lipstick & Dynamite was featured on Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, and NPR’s Fresh Air and Morning Edition.

Films by Ruth Leitman

Hard Earned 2015
Emilia Story Director
Almost There 2014
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