Leslie Thornton (Knoxville, 1951) is an American filmmaker and artist. Currently she lives and works in both New York and Rhode Island creating vigorously experimental film and video. All her work delves into the mystery and ongoing investigations into the production, creation and distribution of meaning through and within media. One finds that with Leslie Thornton both form and content are critical and inform each other. Currently, she is also Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University.