Leslie McCleave's films Road, Avenue X, Blixa Bargeld Stole My
Cowboy Boots, and Meeting Marty have screened at numerous festivals
and venues including New Directors/New Films at the Museum of Modern
Art, Berlin International Film Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art
(London), Lollapalooza, and have received top awards at the Sundance,
Locarno, San Francisco, South by Southwest and Los Angeles Film
Festivals. Her work has been broadcast nationally and internationally on
Sundance Channel, Showtime, Film Four UK, TV2000 and PBS. She has
received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative
Capital Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, New York
Foundation for the Arts, Irish Film Board and the Sundance Institute.
She has an MFA in Film Production from New York University,
Tisch School of the Arts and a BA in Political Science from Boston
College. She is currently working on a feature-length documentary about
the gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama.