New York Times Jan. 12, 1997NY Times 1/12/97
IDFA RetrospectiveIDFA Retrospective
New York Times 9/22/13New York Times 9/22/13
Freedom of ExpressionFreedom of Expression
The Art of ProcessThe Art of Process
AB's OeuvreAB's Oeuvre
Time, Family, MemoryTime, Family, Memory
Studio TourStudio Tour
Experiments in Time, Light & MotionExperiments in Time, Light & Motion

Filmography: Producer, Director, Editor, and Cinematographer

LETTER TO THE EDITOR (2019) 85 min. color sound
STATE OF THE UNION (2017) 3.5 min. color sound
FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED (2012) 79 min. color sound
PLAYING WITH FIRE (2011) 10 min. color sound
56 WAYS OF SAYING I DON’T REMEMBER (2010) 3 min. color sound
WIDE AWAKE (2006) 79 min. color sound
THE SWEETEST SOUND (2001) 60 min. color sound
FOUND SOUND (1998) Interactive Website (
NOBODY'S BUSINESS (1996) 60 min. color sound
INTIMATE STRANGER (1991) 60 min. color sound
LATE CITY EDITION (1990) Video, 19 min. b/w sound
THE FAMILY ALBUM (1886) 60 min. b/w sound
EVERYWHERE AT ONCE (1985) 10 min. color sound
NATURAL HISTORY (1983) 13 min. color sound
MYTH IN THE ELECTRIC AGE (1981) 15 min. color sound
CITY EDITION (1980) 10 min. b/w sound
LINES OF FORCE (1979) 7 min. color sound
COLOR WHEEL (1977) 25 min. color silent
FOUR CORNER TIME: 4 Parts (1976-77)
LINE 7 min. b/w silent; PERIMETER 11 min. b/w silent
TRAFFIC LIGHT 12 min. b/w silent; INTERSECTION 10 min. b/w silent
PATENT PENDING (1975) 12 min. b/w sound

Awards and Fellowships

Freedom of Expression Award, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (2013)
Festival Juror, Sundance Film Festival - Documentary Competition (2007)
International Trailblazer Award, MIPDOC Conference, Cannes, France. (2006)
Cultural Achievement Award in Arts (Nat'l Foundation for Jewish Culture) (2002)
Artist In Residence, Walker Arts Center, MN (2001)
Master in Residence, Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL (2001)
Storyteller Award, Taos Talking Pictures Film Festival (2001)
Righteous Persons Foundation (2000)
Martin E. Segal Award (Film Society of Lincoln Center) (1999)
Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, Italy (1999)
ITVS Funding Recipient (1999, 1995)
Corporation For Public Broadcasting Funding Recipient (1999)
Eastman Kodak Film "In the Works" Production Grant (1998)
Nominee: Film/Video, CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts (2000, 1999, 1997)
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1993)
Rockefeller Foundation Intercultural Film/Video Fellowship (1993)
National Endowment for the Arts Media Arts Grant (1998, 1993, 1989)
New York State Council on the Arts Grant (1999, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1989, 1985)
New York State Council on the Arts Film Distribution Grant (1992, 1986)
Center for New Television Consulting Award, Chicago, IL (1992)
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Award (1999, 1991, 1985)
Jerome Foundation Individual Artists Grant (1990, 1983)
Hoso Bunka Foundation Production Grant, Tokyo, Japan (1990)
Filmsearch Grant, Brooklyn Arts and Cultural Association (1986)
New York State Creative Artists Public Service, CAPS (1982)
State University of N.Y. Foundation Award for Creative Work in Cinema (1977)
New York State Regents Scholarship (1973)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Special Awards and Honors

De Beeld en Geluid IDFA Reframe Award for Best Creative Use of Archival Material (2019)

FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED: Special Awards and Honors

Grand Prize for Feature Length Documentary, IDFA, Amsterdam (2012)
Gotham Award Nomination for Best Documentary Feature (2013)
Cinema Eye Honors Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Directing
Cinema Eye Honors Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Editing
Voted to Documentary Short-List for 2014 Oscar Nomination (2013)
Grand Prize, Translating Edward Honig: A Poet's Alzheimer’s, Punto de Vista (Spain) (2011)

NOBODY'S BUSINESS: Special Awards and Honors

Henry Hampton Award for Excellence in Film and Digital Media (2002)
EMMY Award, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (1998)
Chicago Silver Images Film Festival Visionary Award (2000)
National Media Owl Award, National Retirement Foundation (1998)
Director's Choice Award, Charlotte Film and Video Festival (1998)
First Prize for Innovation in Documentary, Festival dei Popoli (Italy) (1997)
Mayor's Prize for Best Documentary, Jerusalem International Film Festival (1997)
Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature, Florida Film Festival (1997)
Gold Apple, National Educational Media Network (1997)
Grand Prix, Visions Du Réel Int'l Documentary Film Festival (Nyon, Switzerland(1997)
Golden Spire Award, San Francisco Int'l Film Festival (1997)
Churches of the Ecumenical Jury Prize, Berlin Int'l Film Festival (1997)
The Caligari Film Prize, Berlin Int'l Film Festival (1997)
International Film Critics Association Award, Berlin Int'l Film Festival (1997)
Southern Circuit Selection: Artist Touring Program (1997)
World Premiere, New York Film Festival (October 1996)

INTIMATE STRANGER: Special Awards and Honors

Distinguished Achievement Award, International Documentary Association (1993)
Emmy Nomination, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (1993)
Audience Award, 5th Most Popular Film, San Fran Int'l Film Festival (1992)
First Prize Blue Ribbon, American Film/Video Festival (1992)
Grand Prize, Non-Fiction, USA Festival, Dallas, TX, (1992)
Special Jury Award, Cinema du Reel Film Festival, Paris, France (1992)
Southern Circuit Selection: Artist Touring Program (1992)
Special Jury Award, Black Maria Film Festival (1991)
World Premiere, New York Film Festival, (October 1991)

THE FAMILY ALBUM: Special Awards and Honors

Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art (1987)
First Prize Blue Ribbon, American Film Festival (1987)
Golden Gate Award, "Experiments in Form," San Francisco Int'l Film Fest (1987)


Honorable Mention, Bucks County Film Festival (1986)
Grand Prize Winner, Ann Arbor Film Festival (1985)
Television Broadcast: INDEPENDENT FOCUS, WNET/Thirteen (1990)


Honorable Mention, Bucks County Film Festival (1985)
Television Broadcast: WNYC, "The Garden of Eden" (1984)

Editing Awards

Nobody’s Business, EMMY Award (1998)
Intimate Stranger, Film Editing EMMY Nomination (1993)
Broadway's Dreamers, The Legacy of the Group Theatre, American Masters (1989)
Broadway’s Dreamers, Golden Plaque Award, Chicago Int'l Film Festival (1989)
Slave Ships of the Sulu Sea, ABC News, Sound Editing EMMY Award (1986)
To Swim With the Whales, ABC News, Sound Editing EMMY Nomination (1985)
The Berlin Wall, ABC News, Sound Editing EMMY Nomination (1983)
FDR: A Biography, ABC News, Sound Editing EMMY Award (1982)

Teaching Experience

Mentoring MFA Students, City College of New York (2022)
Mentoring MFA Students, The School of Visual Arts NYC (2014-2019)
Visual Thinking, New York University (2002 – 2007)
Experiments in Time, Light & Motion, New School for Social Research, NYC (1988 – 2002)
Editing for the Personal Filmmaker, Millennium Film Workshop, NYC (1993 – 2000)
Filmmaking for Artists, Hunter College, Art Dept., NYC (1987 – 1992)
Editing Workshop, Collective for Living Cinema, NYC (1980 – 1987)

Film Festival and Foundation Panel Juries

DocLisboa (2013)
Sundance Film Festival (2007)
Full Frame Film Festival (2003/2006)
Rockefeller Foundation (2003)
Florida Film Festival (2003)
Punta de Vista Documentary Film Festival (Spain) (2002)
Visions du Réel Documentary Film Festival (1998)
Charlotte Film Festival (1998)
New York Short Film Expo (1998)
New York Foundation for the Arts (1994)
Independent Focus (WNYC/Thirteen) (1989)

Advisory Boards

Greenhouse Media Initiative (Israel)
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Martha's Vineyard Film Festival

Selected Conferences/Seminars/Lectures/Panels/Juries/Workshops

Panelist, Lake Placid Film Forum, Can Movies Think? Lake Placid NY (2001)
History and Home Movies: An Evening with Alan Berliner, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2000)
Curator, Outside Looking In: Coming of Age Stories, Full Frame Doc Film Fest, Durham, NC (2000)
Panelist, Center For Communication, Supporting Your Documentary Habit, New York City (1999)
Featured Speaker, Visualizing Oral History, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC (1999)
Presenter, Orphans of the Storm: Film Preservation Symposium, Univ. of S. Carolina, Columbia, SC (1999)
Consultant/Advisor, Hunter College, Dept. of Film and Media, New York City (1999)
Conference Presenter, Sound is Overlooked, Duke University, Durham, NC (1999)
Festival Juror, New York Short Film Expo, New York City (1998)
Award Presenter, 1st Annual Nat'l Student Film, Video & New Media Fest, Hunter College, NYC (1998)
Conference, Eye & Thou: Jewish Autobiography in Film & Video, Conversations Between Artists & Scholars; Univ. of Southern California, (1998)
Panelist, Ind. Feature Project; Documentary Film Seminar, The Documentarian as Storyteller," NYC (1998)
Festival Juror, Visions Du Reel, Nyon International Documentary Film Festival, Nyon, Switzerland (1998)
Festival Juror, 1998 Charlotte Film Festival, Mint Museum of Art Featured Speaker, Duke University Documentary Film/Video Happening, Durham, NC (1998)
Creative Consultant, ITVS Independent Television Service (1997)
Consultant, Nathan Cummings Foundation Roundtable on Art and Jewish Identity. (1997)
Funding Panelist, National Foundation for Jewish Culture (1997) (2001)
MEET THE MAVERICKS Speaker Series: Lecture and Film Screenings, Film Arts Foundation & The San Francisco International Film Fest, CA, (1997)
LIVE AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM: Interview by Michael Hirschorn, Exec. Ed. of NY Magazine, NYC, (1996)
Creative Consultant, P.O.V. The American Documentary New York City (1995)
Funding Panelist for Film Program, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York City (1994)
Panelist at MEDIA ALLIANCE Conference, "Multiple Currents: Carving Out a Space for Indies: Survival in the 90's", NYC (1994)
Featured Speaker at Seminar: What's Up Doc?, National Film Board of Canada, Toronto, Canada (1994)
Workshop: Experimental Appr. To Personal Documentary, SE Media Institute, Columbia, SC (1993)
Speaker, Docu Film & Archival Material, Wolfson Media History Center, Miami-Dade Pub. Libr. Miami, FL (1993)
Seminar/Lecture: The Craft Of Editing, Honolulu Academy of Arts, HI (1992)
Lecturer, Conference of the Oral History Archives at Columbia University, NYC (1992) (1996) (1997)
Panelist, FAST REWIND: The Archaeology of Moving Images; The Family Film, Rochester Inst. of Technology, NY (1989)
Funding Panelist/Consultant, INDEPENDENT FOCUS, WNET/Thirteen, NY (1989)
Featured Speaker at Robert Flaherty International Documentary Film Seminar, Ithaca, NY (1987)

Art Exhibitions: One Person

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2002 THE LANGUAGE OF NAMES, Installation
Holocaust Museum Houston, TX 2002 GATHERING STONES, Video Installation
Stephen Gang Gallery, NYC, 1999 "THE ART OF WAR" Audio/Video Installation
Sculpture Center, NY, 1996 "FOUND SOUND" Audio/Video Installation
Walter Reade Theatre, Lincoln Center, NY, 1994 AUDIOFILE/AVIARY
Sculpture Space, Utica, NY, 1987 Audio/Sculpture Installation
Lightwell Gallery, Norman, OK, 1978 Photo/Video Installation
Collective for Living Cinema, NYC 1977 Photo Grids and Collages
Harpur College, NY, 1977 Para-cinematic Reliefs and Constructions

Art Exhibitions: Group

University of Michigan, (2001) Close Listening: Comtemporary Audio Art Yeshiva University Museum, 2001 Jewish Artists: On the Edge Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, 2000 SOS: Scenes of Sounds Houston Museum of Fine Arts, 2000 To The Rescue: 8 Artists in an Archive The College of Santa Fe, 2000 Jewish Artists: On the Edge Jewish Museum San Francisco, 2000 To The Rescue: 8 Artists in an Archive Miami Art Museum, 1999 To The Rescue: 8 Artists in an Archive International Center For Photography, NYC, 1999 To The Rescue: 8 Artists in an Archive William Paterson College Art Gallery, 1997 The Concrete Signal: Video as Sculpture Stephen Gang Gallery, NYC, 1997 INTER/EST Eighth Floor Gallery, NYC, 1996 Neo-Kinetics: Postmodern Techne Dong-Ah Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 1995 Man and Machine: Technology Art Wake Forest University Fine Arts Gallery, NC, 1995 Video Sculpture Anthology Film Archives, NYC, 1994 SeOUL-NYmAX Multi-Mediale Wake Forest University Fine Arts Gallery, NC, 1994 Sound and Motion Tribeca 148 Gallery, NYC, 1993 The Concrete Signal: Video as Sculpture Minor Injury Gallery, NYC, 1991 Tweeking the Human (Audio Sculpture) Hunter College, NYC, 1989 Audio/Sculpture Installation Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY 1986 Frames of Mind Hunter College, NYC, 1980 Frames: 2 Dimensional Work by Film Artists

Audio / Video / Installations / Para-cinema

THE RED THREAD (Revised) (2009)
AVIARY (1993)
REFLEX (1990)
SPLICE (1978)

Artist in Residence

Walker Arts Center, MN (2001)
Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL (2001)
Experimental Television Center, Owego, NY (1994, 1993, 1990, 1988)
Sculpture Space, Utica, NY (1987)

Permanent Collections

Adelphi University (NY)
American Psychiatric Association (DC)
American University (DC)
Amherst College (MA)
Andalusia Public Library (AL)
Augustana College (SD)
Brigham Young University (UT)
Broward County Main Library (FL)
California Institute of the Arts Carleton College (MN)
Cazenovia College (NY)
Columbia College (IL)
Columbia University (NY)
Crandall Public Library (NY)
Daytona Beach Community College (FL)
Duke University (NC)
Enoch Pratt Free Library (MD)
Everson Museum (NY)
Exploratorium (San Francisco, CA)
Facets Video (Chicago, IL)
Forum of New Cinema, Berlin Film Festival (Germany)
Franklin and Marshall College (PA)
Greene County Public Library (OH)
Hampshire College (MA)
Hope College (MI)
Hoso Bunka Foundation (Japan)
Hudson Valley Library System (NY)
Indiana University International Documentary Association (CA)
Israel Genealogical Society Israel Museum Jerusalem Cinematheque/Archive (Israel)
Kokomo-Howard City Public Library (IN)
Lakeland Community College (OH)
Lorna Linda University (CA)
Maui Community College (HI)
Mid-Hudson Library System (NY)
Middlebury College (VT)
Museum of Modern Art (NYC)
National Film & Television School (London, UK)
Newton Public School System (MA)
New York Public Library (NYC)
New York University (NYC)
Norfolk Academy (VA)
Northeast Historic Film (ME)
Norwegian Short Film Festival Notre Dame University Oslo Cinematheque (Norway)
Ottawa University (AZ)
Pandora Co. Ltd. (Japan)
Port Washington Public Library (NY)
Queens Museum, (NYC)
Rochester Institute of Technology San Jose State University (CA)
Spokane Falls Community College (WA)
State University of New York at Buffalo State University of New York at New Paultz St. John Fisher College, (NY)
St. Mary's College of Maryland Suffolk County Library System (NY)
Syracuse University (NY)
The New Museum (NYC)
Timberland Regional Library (WA)
Toronto Public Library System (ONT)
University of Arts (Philadelphia, PA)
University of California at Berkeley
University of California at Los Angeles
University of California at Riverside
University of Georgia
University of Hawaii
University of Kansas
University of Massachusetts
University of North Texas
University of Oklahoma
University of Ottawa
University of South Florida (Sarasota)
University of Southern California
University of Texas at Austin
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
Ventura Films (Germany)
Wabash College (IN)
Wellington Film Society (New Zealand)
Western Washington University
West Virginia Library Commission
Yale University (CT)
Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (Japan)


1956 New York City


1979 M.F.A. with Highest Honors, School of Art, University of Oklahoma
1977 B.A. with Highest Honors, Cinema, S.U.N.Y. Binghamton