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Film scholar Melinda Barlow introduces the directorial debut of comedy legend Elaine May.
- Melinda Barlow is Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she received the Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Teaching Award, the Gold Best Should Teach Award, and the Dean's Senior Honors Teaching Fellowship. She is the editor of Mary Lucier: Art & Performance (2000) and co-curator of Primal Seen: Selections from the CU Art Museum's Collection of Photography from the 19th Century to the Present (2013). Barlow is currently writing a book on film, female identity and art collecting titled My Museum: A Memoir in Art.
- A New Leaf
In her first film as writer and director, comedy legend Elaine May stars as a shy, clumsy botany professor whose inherited wealth makes her the target of a bankrupt playboy (Walter Matthau) who plans to marry and then murder her.