“A good menu is like a good story. It must have the proper balance of dramatic elements, sorted out and arranged in such an order that each new course fulfills the promise of the one that came before while setting the scene for the one to follow, and everything must be resolved in the end…” Anna Thomas ~the vegetarian epicure, book two
Anna Thomas is an old friend from Folsom High School, where we attended before moving to Cordova High in 1963. She works as a writer and filmmaker. She shares her talent and experience teaching at AFI, an educational institute focused on instructing young filmmakers in the art of narrative storytelling through film.
Thomas was co-founder of IFP West (now called Film Independent), an organization dedicated to fostering and marketing the development of independent films through Independent Film Week and other film labs, conferences, and seminars.
• The Vegetarian Epicure Alfred A. Knopf, 1972. ISBN 0394717848.
• The Vegetarian Epicure, Book Two Alfred A. Knopf, 1978. ISBN 0394734157.
• From Anna’s Kitchen, 1996 (UK). ISBN 0140469613
• The New Vegetarian Epicure Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. ISBN 0679765883.
• Love Soup W. W. Norton, 2009. ISBN 0393332578.
The Confessions of Amans. 1973. Co-writer.
The Haunting of M. 1980. Writer. Producer. Director. Editor.
The End of August. 1982. Writer.
El Norte. 1983. Writer. Producer.
A Time of Destiny. 1988. Writer. Producer.
My Family, Mi Familia. 1995. Writer. Producer.
Frida. 2002. Writer.
American Family for PBS television one-hour drama series. Writer, 2 episodes. 2002.
Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner. 2008. Producer.
Oscar, Nominated for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for El Norte
WGA, Nominated for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for El Norte
United States National Film Registry, Elected to Preserve El Norte