Sondra Lowell has made two insufferable movies that even she can't endure, and yet by some standards she might be the most successful filmmaker to have ever lived. Lowell's films '' and 'Sublime Crime: A Subliminal Mystery' are (ingeniously titled) features explicitly designed to put her audiences to sleep, and the critics agree that her work achieves its goals with a consistency seldom seen in the careers of even the most celebrated auteurs (the Los Angeles Times described '' as "The most boring talkie ever made"). With just two films to her name, Lowell is not only the progenitor of the "film sleepy" genre (a term she coined to describe her work), but also its greatest artistic force.

As Alexander Fleming once happened upon Penicillin, so too did Sondra Lowell stumble upon her earth-shaking gift as if by divine providence. An exceptionally enigmatic character, all we know of her is what can be gleaned from this Aol News profile. A student at UCLA, Lowell was earnestly trying to craft film narratives in the only way she knew how, but found herself mocked by her teachers and fellow students alike.
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