Dennis Lanson

Dennis Lanson has produced and directed award-winning documentaries about work and place for years. Most recently two ethnographic projects about a small outport in Newfoundland, VILLAGE AT THE END OF THE ROAD (2023, portraits of outport residents) and A YEAR IN THE FIELD (2020, an anthropologist’s year of fieldwork). ALSO WALK WITH US (2021), about the migrant caravan and a safe house in Mexico; GRINGOLANDIA (2011), about expat life in San Miguel de Allende. THE PHANS OF JERSEY CITY was selected for New Directors/New Films at MOMA (1980). BOOMING (1982), about
uranium miners in Wyoming, screened at Edinburgh, Denver, and Sundance. TO HEAR THE MUSIC (2014), about organ builders and the creation of an instrument for Harvard’s Memorial Church, was broadcast on 250 PBS stations in 2015. Lanson has also edited programs for PBS, History, Discovery and A&E; taught film in the Boston area at Emerson, BU, The Museum School, and Endicott; in New York at Brooklyn College, Hunter and NYU; and on the West Coast at Cal Arts.
Lanson has also written a comic novel, How to Make an Indie Feature. He lives outside San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.