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Christine Vachon
(1962 - living) U.S.A.

Christine Vachon

Producer

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Christine Vachon, was born in Manhattan, New York City, the daughter of Françoise Fourestier and noted photographer John Vachon. She graduated from Brown University in 1983, where she met fellow alums director Todd Haynes and Barry Ellsworth. Together, they created Apparatus Productions in 1987, a non-profit company deeply inspired by the anti-Hollywood New York film scene and oversaw the production of seven films in five years.

Most notoriously, Apparatus produced Haynes' controversial Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story , a film depicting the dramatic rise and fall of the anorexic pop star. To make financial ends meet, Christine became a proofreader by night. She also took on odd jobs in the film industry to learn the trade.

She is a film producer active in the American independent film sector. Christine produced Todd Haynes' first feature, Poison , which was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 1991 Sundance Film Festival. Since then, she has gone on to produce many acclaimed American independent films. Vachon also participates as a member of the Jury for the NYICFF, a paramount New York City Film Festival dedicated to screening films for children between the ages of 3 and 18.

Christine and her partner, artist Marlene McCarty, live in the East Village of New York with their daughter Guthrie. In the fall of 2009, Christine went into remission after a battle with breast cancer. She is related to the French costume designer, Sarah Monfort.

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