Goldie winner -- Film: Samara Halperin - Page 2

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"He stole the tape to show to Luke Perry, so that was the crowning glory for a fanatic such as myself."

When she's not tuning in to new pop-culture craziness — like MTV's "revolutionary" celebration of bisexuality, A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila — Halperin teaches at Mills College and works on an array of new films: a sequel to Tumbleweed Town set in early 1980s New York City; a live-action, nonnarrative homage to her beloved Coney Island, Astroland; and a video project that pays tribute to Richard Simmons and "loving yourself, no matter what you are."

On that note, Halperin's final thought is especially fitting: "I encourage people to make movies. It's my personal view that the world can be changed through art."

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