Jill Godmilow has earned a substantial reputation as a film director whose work varies in form from documentary to speculative historical fictions to recreation. Her work includes Antonia: a Portrait of the Woman (1974), co-directed with folk singer Judy Collins, which was the first independently produced American documentary to enjoy extensive theatrical exhibition in the United States, and was broadcast in eleven foreign countries. Among other honors, it received an Academy Award nomination and the Independent New York Film Critics Award for Best Documentary. Other work includes Far from Poland, (1984), Waiting for the Moon (1987), Roy Cohn/Jack Smith (1995), a cinematic translation of the late performance artist Ron Vawter's extraordinary solo theater piece, as well as What Farocki Taught (1998), and Lear ’87 Archive (Condensed) (2002). Godmilow teaches filmmaking and critical courses at the University of Notre Dame.