Barbara Kopple is a two-time Academy Award-winning (Harlan County USA and American Dream), nine-time Emmy-nominated filmmaker. Heading up Cabin Creek Films in New York City, Barbara is a director and producer of documentaries, scripted films, episodic television and commercials.
Her most recent work is Desert One about the US Special Ops daring mission during the Iranian Hostage Crisis-premiered Toronto International Film Festival 2019. Other films include This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous-Sundance 2017; Miss Sharon Jones!-2015 Toronto International Film Festival/2017 Emmy Nomination; Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation – 2014; Running from Crazy-Sundance 2013/2014 Emmy nomination; Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing – 2014; Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson-1993 Emmy nomination for Directing; and Wild Man Blues-winner National Board of Review Award for Best Documentary – 1998.
— The New York TimesMs. Kopple is best known for the strong voice and sharp eye she brings to projects about social justice.
— Roger EbertMiss Sharon Jones!,’ that its titular subject is a supremely fitting addition to the director’s gallery of real-life heroines.
— The Wall Street Journal'Desert One,' a superb documentary by Barbara Kopple, snatches high drama from the jaws of devastating failure