Christine Vachon

Christine Vachon

Known For: Production · Birthday: 1962-11-21 · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA

82 Movies · 5 TV shows

Biography

Christine Vachon (born 1962) is an American film producer active in the American independent film sector.Christine Vachon 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, including Far from Heaven (nominated for four Academy Awards), Boys Don't Cry (Academy Award winner), One Hour Photo, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Happiness, Velvet Goldmine, Safe, I Shot Andy Warhol, Go Fish, Swoon, I'm Not There, Gigantic, Cracks. and Cairo Time. Her latest and upcoming projects include a short film collaboration with ACE Hotel and online film content producers Massify entitled "Lulu at the Ace Hotel" as well as a five-part HBO mini-series adaptation of James M. Cain's 1941 novel, Mildred Pierce.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.

Personal Life

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

Early Life

Vachon was born in Manhattan, New York City. She is the daughter of Françoise Fourestier and photographer John Vachon.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Halston

Halston

2021
Roy Halston Frowick was an American fashion designer who rose to international fame in the 1970s.
TV
Pride

Pride

2021
The fight for civil rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer community in America is chronicled in a six-part documentary series.
The World to Come

The World to Come

5.38
2021
In the mid-19th-century American frontier, two women forge a close connection despite their isolation.

2020.

4 Movies
Deauville et le rêve américain

Deauville et le rêve américain

2020
Reflec­tion of the soci­ety and vec­tor of the occi­den­tal cul­ture, Amer­i­can cin­e­ma influ­ences the entire world since its debuts.
Zola

Zola

2020
Zola, a waitress in Detroit, strikes up a new friendship with a customer who seduces her to join him for a weekend of dancing and partying in Florida. In this wild, see-it-to-believe-it tale, a trip f...
Inside the Rain

Inside the Rain

6
2020
Facing expulsion from college over a misunderstanding, a bipolar student indulges his misery at a strip club where he befriends a gorgeous, intelligent, outrageous woman and they hatch a madcap scheme...
Shirley

Shirley

2020
After she and her husband take in a young couple, a famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next novel.

2019.

2 Movies
Dark Waters

Dark Waters

6
2019
A tenacious attorney discovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths to one of the world's largest corporations. He risks his future, his family, and his own life to expos...
Dark Waters: The Cost of Being a Hero

Dark Waters: The Cost of Being a Hero

2019
The piece looks at how a single individual can affect a whole community by taking down a powerful corporation. The importance of telling a story and empowering whistle-blowers is discussed by the cast...

2018.

6 Movies
Vox Lux

Vox Lux

2018
In 1999, teenage sisters Celeste and Eleanor survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of a catastrop...
First Reformed

First Reformed

6
2018
A pastor of a small church in upstate New York starts to spiral out of control after a soul- shaking encounter with an unstable environmental activist and his pregnant wife.
Candlelight

Candlelight

2018
Nearly four months after the historically devastating Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, only half of the island has power back. “Candlelight” is a journey through the storm’s aftermath and the events t...
Where Is Kyra?

Where Is Kyra?

4
2018
A woman struggles to survive after losing her job. She goes on a perilous and mysterious journey that threatens to ruin her life as the months go by.
My Days of Mercy

My Days of Mercy

6
2018
The daughter of a man on death row fell in love with a woman on the other side of the political spectrum.
Colette

Colette

9
2018
Sidonie-Gabrielle moved from rural France to Paris after marrying a writer. He convinced her to ghost write for him. She wrote a novel about a country girl. It became the talk of Paris after the succe...

2017.

5 Movies
Wonderstruck

Wonderstruck

7.33
2017
The story of a young boy in the Midwest is followed by a young girl in New York.
Dina

Dina

2017
Dina, an outspoken and eccentric 49-year-old in suburban Philadelphia, invites her fiancé Scott, a Walmart door greeter, to move in with her. Having grown up neurologically diverse in a world blind to...
Lemon

Lemon

2017
A man is left by his girlfriend and watches his life fall apart.
London Town

London Town

2017
The life of a 14-year old boy is forever changed when his estranged mother introduces him to the music of The Clash in 1979 London.
Beatriz at Dinner

Beatriz at Dinner

4
2017
Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has used her kindness to build a career in health care. A self-satisfied billionaire is Doug Strutt. The worlds of these two people will never be the ...

2016.

4 Movies
The 4%: Film's Gender Problem

The 4%: Film's Gender Problem

2016
The gender gap in Hollywood is a hot-button issue. Both women and men in the entertainment industry share first-person insights, questions, and anecdotes about the place of women in Hollywood.
A Kind of Murder

A Kind of Murder

2016
In 1960s New York, Walter Stackhouse is a successful architect married to a beautiful woman named Clara. But his fascination with an unsolved murder leads him into a spiral of chaos as he is forced to...
Wiener-Dog

Wiener-Dog

9
2016
People who find their life inspired by one particular dachshund, who seems to be spreading a certain kind of comfort and joy, are featured in several stories. A man's best friend starts teaching a you...
White Girl

White Girl

2016
The summer months in New York. A college girl is in love. She goes to extreme lengths to get him back after a bad night of partying.

2015.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Carol

Carol

6.63
2015
A clerk in a New York department store falls in love with a married woman.
Nasty Baby

Nasty Baby

2015
Freddy and Mo are trying to have a baby with the help of their best friend, Polly, who is also trying to have a baby. Freddy is an artist and his latest work is all about babies. Polly is more interes...
TV
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

2015
Some of this year's most talked about talent open up about the challenges and triumphs of creating critically acclaimed series and performances.
Wildlike

Wildlike

2015
Fourteen-year-old Mackenzie is sent to live with her uncle in Juneau when her mother can’t care for her anymore. The living situation quickly takes a turn for the worse, and she runs away to rejoin he...
Big Sky

Big Sky

2015
Hazel has anagoraphobia. It causes a conflict between her and her mother. Hazel and her mother decide to go on a road trip to a desert facility to help Hazel deal with her fear but when Jesse and Pru ...

2014.

3 Movies
Electric Slide

Electric Slide

2014
A heightened homage to the City of Angels, Electric Slide riffs on the real-life story of Eddie Dodson, the notorious "Gentleman Bank Robber." With a debonair sophistication and a serious talent for f...
Mala Mala

Mala Mala

2014
In a celebration of the trans community in Puerto Rico, the fissure between internal and external is an ever-present battle. A unique exploration of self-discovery and activism, featuring a diverse co...
Young Bodies Heal Quickly

Young Bodies Heal Quickly

2014
Two brothers are fleeing arrest for the "accidental" killing of a young girl. Their destination is their estranged father's desolate compound on the sea shore.

2013.

4 Movies
Six by Sondheim

Six by Sondheim

2013
The life and career of the stage legend Stephen Sondheim is explored through six of his best-known songs in this intimate documentary.
Kill Your Darlings

Kill Your Darlings

6
2013
The great poets of the beat generation were drawn together by a murder.
Deep Powder

Deep Powder

2013
Natasha is a reckless boarding school senior tabbed by her exclusive club to make its yearly cocaine run to Ecuador. Coming along for the ride is Danny, a twenty-year-old aspiring hockey player from t...
Magic Magic

Magic Magic

2013
In remote Chile, a young woman is on vacation and her friends ignore her claim until it's too late.

2012.

1 Movie
Shut Up and Play the Hits

Shut Up and Play the Hits

2012
The last show by the band was at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The band would go out on top with the biggest concert of its career as a result of the dissolution of one of the most celebrate...

2011.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Solace in the Dark

Solace in the Dark

2011
There was a documentary about 9/11 at the 2001 Toronto International Film Festival.
Dragonslayer

Dragonslayer

2011
Dragonslayer documents the transgressions of a lost skate punk falling in love in the stagnant suburbs of Fullerton, California in the aftermath of America's economic collapse. Taking the viewer throu...
TV
Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce

6
2011
During the Great Depression, an overprotective, self-sacrificing mother is separated from her husband, opening a restaurant of her own and falling in love with a man, all while trying to earn her daug...

2010.

2 Movies
Dirty Girl

Dirty Girl

2010
Danielle goes on a road trip with a friend when she is sent to special education.
Virginia

Virginia

5.67
2010
A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-...

2009.

2 Movies
Cairo Time

Cairo Time

2009
In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themse...
Cracks

Cracks

6
2009
The headmistress of an elite boarding school became obsessed with a new student.

2008.

1 Movie
Gigantic

Gigantic

2008
A young mattress salesman tries to adopt a baby from China but is distracted by a relationship with a wealthy woman at his store A hitman is trying to kill Brian.

2007.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
This American Life

This American Life

2007
The Peabody Award-winning public radio series that combines journalism with opinion, fiction and biography becomes this highly anticipated TV series hosted by Ira Glass.
I'm Not There

I'm Not There

6
2007
Six actors are portraying Bob Dylans.
Savage Grace

Savage Grace

2007
The relationship between Barbara Baekeland and Antony is examined. Antony is gay and Barbara is nothappily married to a wealthy plastics heir. As Barbara tries to "cure" Antony of his sexuality, the g...

2006.

2 Movies
Infamous

Infamous

6
2006
Truman Capote had a close relationship with two murderers while researching his book.
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema

Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema

2006
A chronological look at films by, for, or about gays and lesbians in the United States, from 1947 to 2005, Kenneth Anger's "Fireworks" to "Brokeback Mountain". Talking heads, anchored by critic and sc...

2005.

1 Movie
The Notorious Bettie Page

The Notorious Bettie Page

2005
Bettie Page was a model in New York. Bettie became an erotic icon after her legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation.

2004.

1 Movie
A Dirty Shame

A Dirty Shame

2004
Sylvia Stickles has a convenience store. Sylvia becomes a sex-crazed lunatic when she is hit on the head. Sylvia attracts the attention of Ray Ray, who is looking for the world's greatest orgasm, as s...

2003.

3 Movies
Camp

Camp

2003
A group of young people are living it up at a musical theater camp. While the sports counselor is completely ignored, the kids spend all their time in rehearsal for a schedule that involves a new show...
Party Monster

Party Monster

2003
The New York club scene of the 80s and 90s was the best in the world. Michael Alig stepped into the playground. The veteran club kid was watching James St. James and Alig quickly got to the top. There...
The Company

The Company

2003
A group of ballet dancers were the focus of the drama.

2002.

4 Movies
One Hour Photo

One Hour Photo

2.67
2002
The photo guy has taken photos of the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. As the Yorkins' lives become more complete, Sy's lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their family. The b...
Chelsea Walls

Chelsea Walls

2002
The movie tells five stories in one day at a New York City hotel with an ensemble cast of over 30 people.
Far from Heaven

Far from Heaven

6.22
2002
A housewife in Connecticut in the 1950s is facing a crisis in her marriage and racial tensions in the outside world.
The Safety of Objects

The Safety of Objects

2002
Several families are in a suburban landscape. While caring for her comatose son, Esther Gold neglected her daughter and husband. Lawyer Jim Train isn't interested in his family. Annette Jennings is tr...

2001.

3 Movies
Storytelling

Storytelling

2001
There are two stories about personal turmoil in college and high school.
Series 7: The Contenders

Series 7: The Contenders

2001
A reality TV program selects six contestants to participate in a free-for-all, no holds barred death match, where they must skillfully outwit and kill each other in order to be the last person alive.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

4
2001
In order to become a rock diva, Hedwig undergoes a personal transformation.

1999.

1 Movie
Boys Don't Cry

Boys Don't Cry

2.8
1999
Brandon Teena is a male who was born a female and is trying to find love in Nebraska.

1998.

3 Movies
I'm Losing You

I'm Losing You

1998
While facing his own death from lung cancer, a wealthy businessman tries to juggle his needs with his wife, mistress and children.
Velvet Goldmine

Velvet Goldmine

1
1998
It has been almost a decade since Brian was in the public eye. Arthur Stuart is a journalist. Stuart explores the larger-than-life stars who were once his idols and what has happened to them since the...
Happiness

Happiness

8
1998
The lives of many individuals are connected by the desire for happiness from sources that are usually considered dark or evil.

1997.

2 Movies
Kiss Me, Guido

Kiss Me, Guido

1997
When he discovers his brother is having sex with his girlfriend, he decides to leave his Bronx pizza shop for the fame and fortune of the show business. He needs a place to stay before he becomes a ce...
Office Killer

Office Killer

2
1997
Dorine Douglas doesn't know how to deal with her job being turned into an at- home position. After accidentally killing one of her co-workers, she discovers that murder can quench the loneliness of he...

1996.

1 Movie
I Shot Andy Warhol

I Shot Andy Warhol

6
1996
The true story of a 1960s radical who preached hatred toward men. She wanted Warhol to make a film that she wrote. She shot him. This is the story of a person.

1995.

3 Movies
Kids

Kids

6
1995
The portrayal of teens in New York City exposes a very disturbing world of sex and substance abuse. The story of a boy named Telly is told in the film. Jenny, a girl who only had sex once, knows she c...
Stonewall

Stonewall

1995
While events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement, a group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect.
Safe

Safe

7.5
1995
Carol is a typical upper middle-class housewife. She has unexplained headaches, congestion, a dry cough, nosebleeds, vomiting, and trouble breathing. Her family doctor ignores her concerns. An allergi...

1994.

2 Movies
Postcards from America

Postcards from America

1994
Inspired by the autobiographical writings of David Wojnarowicz, "Postcards From America" chronicles the abuse the artist suffered as a child at the hands of his father and his subsequent running away ...
Go Fish

Go Fish

1994
Max is a lesbian who is having a hard time finding love. Max likes Ely, but he is frumpy and old. They don't have much in common. Is it possible for Max to look past the packaging?

1993.

2 Movies
Geoffrey Beene 30

Geoffrey Beene 30

1993
A profile of a designer who has been in the industry for 30 years.
Dottie Gets Spanked

Dottie Gets Spanked

1993
A six-year-old boy in the 1960s United States is ridiculed by his schoolmates and worried by his father over his obsession with a TV star named Dottie.

1992.

1 Movie
Swoon

Swoon

1992
Teenagers Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb share a dangerous sexual bond and an amoral outlook on life. They spend afternoons breaking into storefronts and engaging in petty crimes, until the calcu...

1991.

2 Movies
Goo

Goo

1991
In 1991, a long-form music video version of Goo was released on VHS and LaserDisc. A music video for each song from the album was included; the track listing was identical to that of the original albu...
Poison

Poison

1991
There are three different stories about sex and violence. At the age of 7, Richie kills his father and flies away. A documentary after the event looks at what led up to the shooting. A scientist drink...

1986.

2 Movies
Days Are Numbered

Days Are Numbered

1986
Christine Vachon’s story of a man haunted by the grotesque memory of having stepped on a dead animal's carcass is an artistic tour de force starring Michael Sean Edwards (the voice of Richard Carpent...
The Way of the Wicked

The Way of the Wicked

1986
An odyssey about two women trying to stop a young girl from biting the Host at her First Communion.

1985.

1 Movie
Tommy's

Tommy's

1985
Steve Buscemi is in an early short film by the name of Tommy's.

Unknown Year.

5 Movies
May December

May December

The film begins 20 years after a notorious tabloid romance between Gracie Atherton-Yu and her husband Joe and as their twins are to graduate from high school. When Hollywood actress Elizabeth Berry sp...
The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground

The lead singer of The Velvet Underground was Lou Reed.
The Brutalist

The Brutalist

30 years in the life of one artist's vision is chronicled in the film. A Hungarian-born Jewish architect emigrates to the United States in 1947. He was forced toil in poverty and soon won a contract t...
Fever

Fever

It's a long-in-development film.
What If?

What If?

The internet encouraged a high school senior to pursue a relationship with a trans girl after he posted about his crush on her on social media. They were in a senior year relationship.
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