Professor Weiss is an internationally renowned scholar and documentary filmmaker. Her monographs include Vampires and Violets: Lesbians in the Cinema (1993), In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain (2008), and Paris Was a Woman: Portraits from the Left Bank (2013). Her documentary films run chronologically from highly acclaimed Before Stonewall (1985) to the most recently lionized Bones of Contention (2017). Professor Weiss has been the principal animator of our Documentary Forum, which brings to CCNY distinguished filmmakers who work with members of our academic community and the broader community. Professor Weiss’s current documentary project, Flying Lessons, lies at the crossroad of the personal and the historical: the film examines the Berlin Airlift via the mediation of her father’s service as a volunteer cargo pilot.