About New Deal Films

Filmmaker Mary Lance started New Deal Films, Inc. in 1980 during the production of her first documentary, ARTISTS AT WORK: A Film on the New Deal Art Projects.

Since then, we’ve produced the independent documentaries DIEGO RIVERA: I PAINT WHAT I SEE, AGNES MARTIN: WITH MY BACK TO THE WORLD, and BLUE ALCHEMY: STORIES OF INDIGO, while also working on archival film research, museum media, and freelance television producing.

Our programs have been broadcast in the U.S. and abroad and have won numerous awards at international film festivals. Our grant-funded work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and foundations.

We like to distribute our own work and have screened at major institutions and small, local venues. Screenings can be booked (send us an email) and DVDs purchased on this website. Some of our titles can be streamed on Vimeo.com (home viewing) and kanopystreaming.com (institutional use).

 

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    Mary Lance and cinematographer Ted Churchill in Joseph  Solman studio circa 1979 (c) New Deal Films

    Mary Lance and cinematographer Ted Churchill in Joseph Solman studio circa 1979 (c) New Deal Films

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    Mary Lance and cinematographer Nancy Schreiber Detroit Institute of Arts 1980s  Photo (c) Eric Breit

    Mary Lance and cinematographer Nancy Schreiber Detroit Institute of Arts 1980s Photo (c) Eric Breit

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    Shooting Agnes Martin: With My Back to the World Taos NM 1998 (c) New Deal  Films Inc

    Shooting Agnes Martin: With My Back to the World Taos NM 1998 (c) New Deal Films Inc

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    Mary Lance with crew and actor Field producing for Comanche Moon  Photo (c)  Laurel Chiten

    Mary Lance with crew and actor Field producing for Comanche Moon Photo (c) Laurel Chiten

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    The Sun Never Sets at Dixon NM Library 2015 (c) New Deal Films Inc.

    The Sun Never Sets at Dixon NM Library 2015 (c) New Deal Films Inc.