Marilyn Freeman is a writer and media artist. She is a professor at The Evergreen State College and coauthor (with John Bresland) of the forthcoming book, Crafting the Video Essay (University of Chicago Press, 2013). In 2010 her media arts essay, Baptism, was featured in Blackbird’s first (and ongoing) suite of video essays; and she helmed “The Interdisciplinary Essay: A Fusion of Literary and Media Arts,” a panel at NonfictioNow in Iowa City where she showcased Confession Diptych—from her Seven Holy Sacraments Series of autobiographic essays and installations about growing up Catholic. From that series, Communion: The Labyrinth Project—a 50x50 foot multimedia installation including 6 video channels and 16 monitors—exhibited at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in 2008. Freeman’s contemplative video essays, collectively entitled, CinemaDivina, screen regularly at spirituality centers and have been featured at film venues and galleries including New York City’s Powerhouse Arena (2010). Her CinemaDivina piece, Reverence, featured at Ninth Letter in 2009, is part of the journal’s permanent collection. Frameline released Freeman’s feature film, Group—starring Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein—on-demand in 2011 and on DVD in 2009 following its 2002 theatrical release and its extended run in education markets. Also in 2011, Illumine Entertainment optioned Freeman’s screenplay, Sophisticated: The Hollywood Story of Miss Dorothy Arzner. Freeman is presently in development with In the Way of Intimacy, a feature about a hipster turned unlikely heroine; and she is in post-production with The R Word, a documentary about the self-advocacy movement of people with developmental disabilities. She is cofounder (with Anne de Marcken) of the digital media arts studio, Wovie. For more, visit www.wovie.com and marilynfreeman.com.