Leslie McCleave’s films “Road“, “Avenue X”, “Blixa Bargeld Stole My Cowboy Boots”, and “Meeting Marty” have screened at numerous festivals and venues including New Directors/New Films at the Museum of Modern Art, Berlin International Film Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art (London), Lollapalooza, and have received top awards at the Sundance, Locarno, San Francisco, South by Southwest and Los Angeles Film Festivals. Her work has been broadcast nationally and internationally on Sundance Channel, Showtime, Film Four UK, TV2000 and PBS. She has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Capital Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Irish Film Board and the Sundance Institute.
She has an M.F.A. in Film Production from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts and a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College. She is currently working on a feature-length documentary about the gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama.