Sandra Adair

Director, Editor
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Sandra Adair, made her directorial debut with The Secret Life of Lance Letscher, a feature length documentary which premiered at SXSW in 2017.  

She is most known, however, as the award winning film editor who has has had an ongoing artistic collaboration with film director Richard Linklater, having edited 20 films for him over the past 26 years. Some of the films she has edited for Linklater include the classic Dazed and Confused, the 2012 comedy Bernie, and the critically acclaimed Before trilogy, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight, and the acclaimed Boyhood.

Boyhood won numerous awards, including 3 Golden Globes and 3 BAFTAs. Boyhood also earned 6 Academy Award nominations, including Best Editing for Sandra Adair. Adair won the American Cinema Editor’s prestigious Eddie Award for best edited dramatic feature in 2015 for Boyhood.

In 2003, Adair was nominated for an Eddie Award by the American Cinema Editors for School of Rock, and won the Best Edited Documentary at the Woodstock Film Festival in 2012 for the feature documentary Shepard and Dark. Some of Adair’s credits with other directors include Everything Must Go, starring Will Ferrell, and the award winning documentary Sushi: The Global Catch. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and American Cinema Editors.

Adair's recent collaboration with Linklater, Where’d You Go Bernadette, starring Cate Blanchett, was released in 2019.

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