Biography

Filmmaker Joyce Chopra gained a reputation as a feminist filmmaker in 1972 when she directed and starred in the documentary Joyce at 34, which examined the effect of her pregnancy on her filmmaking career. She continued making documentaries until 1986 when her first fictional feature-film Smooth Talk, adapted from a story by Joyce Carol Oates, appeared. In 1989, she directed her second feature, The Lemon Sisters, in conjunction with producer/star Diane Keaton. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi