Lichtenstein, Mitchell: Director Profile

A highlight of the Dramatic Competition of the 2007 Sundance Film Fest, “Teeth” marks Mitchell Lichtenstein's feature film directing debut. In 2004, he wrote and directed a short film, “Resurrection,” which premiered in competition at the Venice Film Festival, and went on to play many others, including London, Tribeca, Miami and Nashville.

Mitchell is perhaps best known for his acting roles in Robert Altmans STREAMERS (Best Actor – Venice Film Festival 1983) and Ang Lee's THE WEDDING BANQUET (Golden Bear – Berlin Film Festival 1993. For this film, he received a nomination as Best Male Lead, Independent Spirit Award.

A graduate of Bennington College and the Yale School of Drama, Mitchell resides in New York City. He is currently developing two film projects: HAPPY TEARS, a family comedy, and A CHARMED LIFE, based on the Mary McCarthy novel.