Author: Steve Ramos

Steve Ramos is a national, award-winning journalist whose advocacy of independent and art cinema has made him one of America's leading critical voices. His work has appeared in numerous publications including Boxoffice, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Movie, New York, Screen Daily and indieWire among others. In 2001, Ramos broke the story of a Cincinnati art-house theater snipping a sex scene from director Wayne Wang's "The Center of the World," which led the theater owner to ban him indefinitely from the theater. Ramos has programmed for film non-profits like 92Y Tribeca in order to bring independent film to larger audiences. He earned a BA in Philosophy from Xavier University and makes his home in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife and son.

‘Sharp Stick’ filmmaker Lena Dunham embraces naturalistic performances and cinema verité style for a powerful tale of family, sexuality, and womanhood.

Actress and filmmaker Lena Dunham may reference director Luis Bunuel’s 1967 film Belle de Jour in a festival Q&A panel. Still, Sharp Stick is cinematic kin to another Sundance storyteller, Todd Solondz, the director of art-house classics like Happiness and Welcome to the Dollhouse.