“Unafraid to be both smart and silly.”
—Lisa Nesselson, Variety
Michael Bergmann’s latest film has garnered critical acclaim and awards, including Best Feature Film at The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival and Best In Festival at the Heart of England International Film Festival.
Tied to a Chair was an Official Selection at the Avignon Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Beverly Hills High Definition Film Festival and the Delray Beach Film Festival. Starring Bonnie Loren and Mario Van Peebles. More…
Starring Calista Flockhart, Peter Boyle, Olympia Dukakis,
Dina Merrill and Robert Vaughn
Milk & Money won “Best Independent American Feature Film” at the Cleveland International Film Festival and “Prix SACD” at the Avignon Film Festival.
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Starring Bridget Moynahan and Gordon Elliott, Sarah Winkler, Teri Lamm, Ed Vassallo, Vivienne Benesch,Robin Dorian, Ryan Dunn, Rob Gerlach, Charles Tuthill, and Beth Zetlin
Produced By Michael Bergmann, Lexi Robertson and Sarah Winkler
Original Music Written And Performed By Doug Scofield
Trifling With Fate was first shown to the public as a work-in-progress at the Avignon/NY FilmFestival in late April, 2000. Its world premiere took place at the Avignon Film Festival in Avignon, France on June 26, 2000.
This is a movie in which violence is mentioned almost continuously, but we never see a single violent act. Jill (Bonnie Loren), a sociologist who is a professor at Columbia, has written a book about adultery in America. When she appears on Hank Pulley’s talk show to promote her book, Hank (Kevin Stapleton) surprises her by introducing her to the wives of two men with whom Jill had affairs. Shocked and humiliated, Jill decides to use her resources as an educated intellectual to fight back and lures Hank’s show into doing an investigative program on a subject Hank should never have touched.
Awarded Best Short Film, Whitehead International Film Festival, Claremont, CA, January 2004
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A middle-aged woman explores her recently acquired invisibility.
It won the “Prix du Jury” at the Montreal International Film Festival.
Written by Ardythe Ashley
Directed by Michael Bergmann
Starring Le Clanche du Rand