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Tom Hurwitz, ASC is one of America's most honored documentary cinematographers. Winner of two Emmy Awards, the Sundance and Jerusalem Film Festival Awards for Best Cinematography, Hurwitz has photographed films that have won 4 academy awards and several more nominations (most recently for Dancemaker and Killing in the Name). His features and ... See full bio »


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The Queen of Versailles Cinematographer
Studio 54 Cinematographer
Cradle of Champions Cinematographer


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  Spaceman (Documentary) (filming)
  Justice Served (Documentary) (post-production)
  Exaltation (Documentary) (completed)
 2021 In Balanchine's Classroom (Documentary)
 2020 Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters (Documentary) (director of photography)
 2020 The Land of Azaba (Documentary)
 2019 Pavarotti (Documentary)
 2018 And Now, Love (Documentary) (director of photography)
 2018 Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow (TV Movie documentary)
 2018 One Vote (Documentary)
 2018 Studio 54 (Documentary)
 2017 Cradle of Champions (Documentary)
 2017 The China Hustle (Documentary)
 2017 Shadowman (Documentary)
 2016 The Last Songwriter (Documentary) (director of photography)
 2001-2016 Art in the Twenty-First Century (TV Series documentary) (6 episodes)
- Los Angeles (2016)
- Power (2005)
- Play (2005)
- Time (2003)
- Stories (2003)
 2016 Beyond Borders (Documentary)
 2016 Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music (TV Mini Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2016 The New Yorker Presents (TV Series documentary) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (2016)
- Episode #1.6 (2016)
- Episode #1.2 (2016)
 2015 Driving America (TV Movie documentary)
 2015 (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies (Documentary)
 2015 Tiger Tiger (Documentary)
 2015 Poet on the Frontline (Documentary)
 2014 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Koch (2014)
 2014 Cathouse: King of the House (TV Special)
 2014 Fünf Tage in New York - Gay Pride am Hudson (TV Movie documentary)
 2014 Paul Taylor: Creative Domain (Documentary)
 2013 Witnesses NYC (Documentary short)
 2013 What Is Cinema? (Documentary)
 2013 The Pleasures of Being Out of Step (Documentary)
 2013 Lost Boy Home (Documentary short)
 2013 Before the Spring: After the Fall (Documentary)
 2012 Icebound (Documentary)
 2012 Horse Tribe (Documentary)
 2012 Koch (Documentary)
 1996-2012 Frontline (TV Series documentary) (9 episodes)
- Close to Home (2009)
 2012 The Standbys (Documentary)
 2012 Love Free or Die (Documentary)
 2012 The Queen of Versailles (Documentary)
 2011 Cathouse: Welcome Aboard (TV Special)
 2011 Cathouse: Frisky Business (TV Special short)
 2011 Eames: The Architect & The Painter (Documentary) (as Thomas Hurwitz)
 2011 Gloria: In Her Own Words (TV Movie documentary) (as Thomas Hurwitz)
 2010 Mildred Richards (Short)
 2010 Cathouse: Cat Call (TV Special short)
 2010 Lafayette: The Lost Hero (TV Movie documentary)
 2010 Killing in the Name (Documentary short)
 2010 Have You Heard from Johannesburg (Documentary)
 2010 Dancing Across Borders (Documentary)
 1995-2010 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (6 episodes)
- Dolley Madison (2010)
 2010 Dolley Madison (TV Series)
 2009 Rethinking Cancer (Documentary)
 2009 Real Sex (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2009 Latin Music USA (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2009 Studs Terkel: Listening to America (TV Movie documentary)
 2005-2008 Cathouse: The Series (TV Series documentary) (21 episodes)
- Menage a Trois (2008)
- Superstars (2007)
 2008 Valentino: The Last Emperor (Documentary) (director of photography)
 2008 The Truth About Cancer (TV Movie documentary)
 2008 Cathouse: The Musical (TV Movie documentary)
 2007/I Coma (Documentary)
 2007 America at a Crossroads (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2007 Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (Documentary)
 2007 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2006 God's Next Army (TV Movie documentary)
 2006 Kansas to Kandahar (Documentary)
 2006 The New Medicine (TV Movie documentary)
 2006 The Mystery of Love (TV Movie documentary)
 2006 Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America (TV Series documentary) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Homestead Strike (2006) ... (director of photography)
 2005 Our Brand Is Crisis (Documentary)
 1989-2005 Nova (TV Series documentary) (8 episodes)
- Coma (1997)
 2004 Watermarks (Documentary)
 2004 The Question of God: Sigmund Freud & C.S. Lewis (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 Three Sisters: Searching for a Cure (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 Music from the Inside Out (Documentary)
 2003 Becoming American: The Chinese Experience (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- No Turning Back (2003)
 2003 Porn 101: XXXtra Credit (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 The Shakespeare Sessions (Documentary)
 2003 The Sweet Science (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 Peter Jennings Reporting: I Have a Dream (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 Pandemic: Facing AIDS (TV Mini Series documentary)
  Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1987 - 2003) (director of photography - 1 episode, 2001)
- Holo Mai Pele (2001) ... (director of photography)
 2002 Benjamin Franklin (TV Mini Series documentary) (3 episodes)
- The Chess Master (2002)
 2002 Cathouse (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 Middle School Confessions (TV Movie documentary)
 2001 Lost in Las Vegas (Documentary)
 2000 NYPD Emergency Service Unit (TV Movie documentary)
 2000 The Turandot Project (Documentary)
 2000 My Generation (Documentary)
 2000 A Conversation with Gregory Peck (TV Movie documentary)
 1999 Talk to Me: Hostage Negotiators of the NYPD (TV Movie documentary) (director of photography)
 1999 Who's Dancin' Now? (Documentary)
 1999 American Photography: A Century of Images (TV Series documentary)
 1999 The Source (Documentary)
 1998 Dancemaker (Documentary)
 1998 Whipped (Documentary)
 1998 Woodstock '94 (Documentary)
 1998 Jaded (director of photography)
 1997 SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (TV Movie) (segment "Red Shoes, The")
 1997 Wild Man Blues (Documentary) (director of photography)
 1996 Still/Here (Documentary)
 1995 Whiz Kids (TV Movie documentary)
 1993 The Good Policeman (TV Movie)
 1993 Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson (TV Movie documentary)
 1992/II Behind the Scenes (TV Mini Series documentary)
 1992 Ghostwriter (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1991 Pink Lightning (TV Movie)
 1991 The 10 Million Dollar Getaway (TV Movie)
  ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1986 - 1987) (director of photography - 1 episode, 1985)
- Cindy Eller: A Modern Fairy Tale (1985) ... (director of photography)
 1987 Creepshow 2 (director of photography)
 1987 Daniel and the Towers (TV Movie)
 1986 Down and Out in America (Documentary)
 1984 Merton (director of photography - as Thomas Hurwitz)
 1984 White Elephant (as Tom D. Hurwitz)
 1984 Lillian Gish (Documentary) (director of photography - as Thomas Hurwitz)
 1984 Hard Choices
 1984 In Our Hands (Documentary)
 1983 All About Mankiewicz (Documentary) (photography: US Crew)
 1981 The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time (Documentary)
 1981 The Killing of America (Documentary) (cinematography by)
 1980 We Are the Guinea Pigs (Documentary)
 1978 Between the Wars (TV Series documentary) (3 episodes)
 1977 Alambrista!
 1977 The Grateful Dead (Documentary)
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