Filmmaker Margo Pelletier dies at age 65
Nov 29, 2016 12:05 am
Filmmaker and former WGXC programmer Margo Pelletier, 65, of Catskill and New York City, died Sun., Nov. 27, following a battle with cancer. Pelletier was most recently the director of Thirsty, a film about revered drag queen Thirty Burlington. Along with Lisa M. Thomas in 2009, she was the co-producer and director of the award-winning, feature documentary, Freeing Silvia Baraldini. Before becoming a filmmaker, Pelletier was a fine artist for 20 years; her work is included in the collections of the Library of Congress and The Elizabeth Foundation. She was a graduate of Cooper Union and Bard College. From 2011 to 2014, Pelletier and Thomas, her wife and co-founder of Thin Edge Films, produced a radio show called The Score on WGXC. Pelletier was one of eight recipients of Wave Farm's 2016 Media Arts Assistance Fund for artists for her work on Thirsty. Writing about Pelletier on Facebook Monday, friend Judy Jackson said, "Margo will live on, not only in the films she made with her wife and producing partner, Lisa M. Thomas, but in the memories of all those who knew, loved and admired her."