The actual relationship between all of her films is Harron’s pursue to depict controversial personalities, finding angles in the story that haven’t been told yet. Soon, her new feature film, Charlie Says, will hit theaters internationally. The film focuses on Charles Manson’s murders rather than on his figure, and explores the humanity of the three women in prison who killed for him in 1969. To top it off, Harron was this year’s winner of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Stockholm International Film Festival, where we sat together to learn more about all her awe-inspiring collection of achievements.
Harron started off as a music journalist for Punk Magazine, a sort of zine recognized for its feminist approach, which embraced female writers, artists, and photographers. She did the first interview with the Sex Pistols ever published by an American publication, as well as with many other bands that crowded New York’s underground punk and post-punk scene during the mid-1970s, when she moved there. But cinema took over, and she’s already working on her next feature film – soon, she will be in Cadaqués (Spain) filming a biopic about Salvador Dalí.