Allison Anders (born November 16, 1954) is an American independent film director. She is most well known for her films, Gas Food Lodging, Mi Vida Loca and Grace of My Heart. Anders has frequently collaborated with fellow UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television graduate Kurt Voss. She has also often worked as a TV television director. Anders' films have been shown at the Cannes International Film Festival and at the Sundance Film Festival. She has been awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant as well as a Peabody Award.