Balash Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Muriel Balash

Interviewed by: Joshua White

Muriel Balash, best known for her Oscar-nominated documentary feature A Portrait of Giselle (1982), discusses her career as an actress, editor and director. She reflects on her working methods and philosophy from pre-production through post-production, including the joys and difficulties of editing.

Muriel Balash talks about her collaboration with Joseph Wishy on A Portrait of Giselle.

Balash talks about what happened after A Portrait of Giselle was nominated for an Academy Award.

She recollects how Merrill Brockway gave her a big break to direct The Cradle Will Rock.