Michael McCanne was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and holds a Master’s Degree in Cultural History from Goldsmiths University of London. He was a 2017 fellow at Tent: Creative Writing at The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA, a 2018 resident at the Mount Lebanon Residency in New Lebanon, NY, and a 2020 fellow at the New Jewish Culture Fellowship. He received a grant from the 2020 Wave Farm/NYSCA Media Arts Assistance Fund to complete his first film A Minor Figure, a collaboration with Jamie Weiss. The film was selected to premiere as part of the 2021 edition of Documenta Madrid and as part of Curtocircuito International Film Festival, MiradasDoc, and Prismatic Ground. He is a founding member of the three-person art collective Provisional Island.


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