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An Evening with Legendary Documentary Cinematographer Don Lenzer Comments

Don Lenzer is a documentary director/cinematographer whose camera or director of photography credits can be found on five Academy Award winning feature documentaries including Woodstock (1971), He Makes Me Feel Like Dancing (1983), Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1995 and Into The Arms Of Strangers (2000). His work has been featured on numerous public television programs over the years, most notably on Georgia O’Keeffe: A Portrait (1975), Vladimir Horowitz: The Last Romantic (1987), James Baldwin: The Price of The Ticket (1989), Dancing for Mr. B: Six American Ballerinas (1989),the National Geographic Special, Lost Kingdoms of the Maya (1993), Suzanne Farrrell: Elusive Muse, and the PBS Series, Craft In America (2007).

Among the documentaries he worked on that enjoyed a brief theatrical distribution were Leon Gast and Jerry Garcia’s The Grateful Dead Movie (1975), George Nierenberg’s Say Amen, Somebody (1981), Mark Harris’ The Long Way Home (1997), Leon Gast’s Smash His Camera (2009), Susan Froemke’s The Audition (2009) and Susan Froemke’s Wagner’s Dream (2012).

His directing credits include the 1969 Public Broadcast Lab feature length documentary, Fathers and Sons, and the 1970 short film, A Wonderful Construction, that featured images of the then soon to be completed World Trade Center. He co-directed and shot the Emmy Award winning Great Performances documentary, Itzhak Perlman: In The Fiddler’s House (1995).

Presented by the RTVF Department's MFA program in Documentary Studies and Production

 

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Time: 6:15 p.m.

Location: LHCOMM 103

DUE TO SEATING LIMITATIONS THIS EVENT IS RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS IN THE MFA DOCUMENTARY STUDIES AND PRODUCTION PROGRAM ONLY. 

 

For more information contact: Aashish Kumar, Graduate Program Director at avfkza@hofstra.edu or 526-463-6573. Those interested in attending should RSVP with Aashish Kumar.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
USA


Contact:

Aashish Kumar


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