Joan Summers

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Joan Summers (1995) is a filmmaker born, raised, and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. She once had a professor once call her the “Elle Woods of film school” and she took a lot of pride in that rather backhanded compliment. Through filmmaking, she combines a deep love for fashion and pop culture with women-centric narratives. She’s drawn to the unapologetically trans, femme, queer, and eccentric. SISTERHOOD, her latest film, is an experimental documentary about a year in the life of her and all her friends recreated as a reality tv show and shot like a fashion film. Having just graduated from SFSU’s School of Cinema, she plans on continuing to write, direct, and star in projects that center women and those who’ve fallen through the cracks.