Cindy Kleine is a film director, producer and video artist. She grew up on Long Island. In 2000, she married actor and film maker Andre Gregory. Her 2013 documentary, Before and After Dinner is about Andre Gregory. The film was funded through Kickstarter.
Ms. Kleine studied film at The Museum School and at the now closed M.I.T. Film/Video Section, studying with Richard Leacock. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, in 1983 and received a Masters of Fine Arts from Bard College in 1996.
Ms. Kleine's films have been shown at film festivals including Telluride, Seattle, San Francisco and Vancouver. Her films have been shown at The Boston Independent Film Festival, It's All True, Brazil, D.O.C. Leipzig, and The Santa Fe Int. Film Festival. Her film, "Doug and Mike, Mike and Doug," (1989) about the artists Starn Twins, was broadcast on P.B.S.’s P.O.V. Film Series. The film "Phyllis and Harold," (2008) was about her parents' marriage of fifty-nine years. The film won, Best Feature Length Documentary at the World Jewish Film Festival, Ashkelon, Israel, 2009 and the Orson Welles Award for Innovative Filmmaking at the Iowa Independent Film Festival, April 2008. Ms. Kleine's other films include Inside Out (2004), Til Death Do Us Part (1998), Secrets of Cindy (1983), Passage (1991) and Holy Matter (1996).
Ms. Kleine has worked at Boston College (1985–98), Harvard University (1990–91), School of the Museum of Fine Arts (1996–97) and The New School (1996-98).