Marilyn’s directorial debut, Mad Hot Ballroom (2005), was short-listed for Best Documentary Feature at the 2006 Academy Awards. Marilyn’s latest film, Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street had its world premiere at Sundance 2021. Her feature debut was An Invisible Sign, released by IFC Films. She has directed children’s television and numerous commercials and short films, including her documentary shorts No Small Parts and Good Muslim Girls, which enjoyed wide play in international film festivals. A Cuban-American raised in New York, Marilyn’s immigrant identity shaped an early awareness of social themes she continues to explore through her work.