Kristine Samuelson is a documentary essayist; her films (made in collaboration with John Haptas) include Life Overtakes Me, Tokyo Waka, Barn Dance, The Days and The Hours, Riding the Tiger, The World as We Know It, Empire of the Moon, and Wrong Place, Wrong Time. These works have been screened at festivals worldwide, from Sundance and San Francisco to London, Mannheim, São Paulo, India, Australia, and South Korea and have appeared on PBS and at museums including New York MOMA. She is the Edward Crossett Emerita Professor of Humanistic Studies at Stanford University, where she taught in the Documentary Film and Video M.F.A. Program for thirty years. Professor Samuelson was first nominated for an Academy Award for Arthur and Lillie and, more recently, for Life Overtakes Me, which premiered at Sundance 2019, won Audience Awards at the Full Frame and Chicago Critics Film Festivals, and is currently streaming on Netflix.