The Art of Change

Jennifer Maytorena Taylor: Producer, Director, Documentary Filmmaker

Episode Summary

Professor Jennifer Maytorena Taylor's work is regularly seen around the world through broadcast, film festivals, and theatrical screenings at venues like the Sundance, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Locarno Film Festivals, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, New York Museum of Modern Art, PBS, Sundance Channel, Al Jazeera, and NHK-Japan. She talks with guest host Lyle Troxell about the fast-paced and unpredictable turns her filmmaking has taken her, from FBI raids to witnessing the effects of incarceration on disenfranchised populations.

Episode Notes

Professor Jennifer Maytorena Taylor's work is regularly seen around the world through broadcast, film festivals, and theatrical screenings at venues like the Sundance, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Locarno Film Festivals, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, New York Museum of Modern Art, PBS, Sundance Channel, Al Jazeera, and NHK-Japan. 

She talks with guest host Lyle Troxell about the fast-paced and unpredictable turns her filmmaking has taken her, from FBI raids to witnessing the effects of incarceration on disenfranchised populations.

Professor Taylor’s new verité feature For the Love of Rutland explores three years in the life of a small blue-collar town grappling with deep change in an era of refugee crises, the opioid epidemic, and extreme ideological and cultural polarization. Supported by the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and the Sundance Film Music Program, For the Love of Rutland was recently named one of the “10 Most Exciting Films” at Hot Docs 2020 by Indiewire.