Born in 1955, in Westfield, New Jersey, Sara Driver is an independent director who was part of the creative wave in downtown Manhattan from the late 70s to the 90s. With a bachelor’s degree in Theater and Classic Languages and a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts at the University of New york, where she taught directing, Driver rose in the cinema world when she produced two of Jim Jarmusch’s films, Permanent Vacation (1980) and Stranger Than Paradise (1984), in which she starred as well. In 1981, she directed her first film, You Are Not I, based on a short story by Paul Bowles, which earned plenty of praise and was considered one of the best films of the 80s by the Cahiers du Cinéma. A fire in a warehouse destroyed the negatives and the film was thought to be lost for several years, but later a copy was found in Bowles’ archives. She directed two other feature films, Sleepwalk (1986) and When Pigs Fly (1993), with presence and awards in several film festivals. While short, her work is praised by important film critics.