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Pioneering director Joan Micklin Silver, the filmmaker behind 'Crossing Delancey,' dies at 85

Pioneering director Joan Micklin Silver, the filmmaker behind 'Crossing Delancey,' dies at 85

LOS ANGELES – Joan Micklin Silver, who forged a path for female directors and independent filmmakers with movies including "Hester Street" and "Crossing Delancey," has died. She was 85. Silver died Thursday from vascular dementia at her home in New York, her daughter Claudia Silver told The Associated Press. She used a combination of talent, fortitude and luck to shoot 1975's...

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