Lisa Rinzler

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Lisa Rinzler is known for her work on Menace II Society (1993), Pollock (2000) and In the House (1997). See full bio »

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Known For

Menace II Society Cinematographer
Pollock Cinematographer
In the House Cinematographer
Ba mùa Cinematographer


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 2015 She Enters the Room 7 Times (Video short) (completed)
 2020 Asaf Avidan: Anagnorisis (Video short)
 2020 Generation Lockdown (Short)
 2018 Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (Documentary)
 2017 Redemption Blues (Documentary)
 2016 City of Joy (Documentary)
 2016 Brillo Box (3 ¢ off) (TV Movie documentary)
 2015 Don't Blink (Documentary)
 2015/I Missing People (Documentary)
 2015 Hitchcock/Truffaut (Documentary) (director of photography: NY)
 2014 The 50 Year Argument (Documentary)
 2014 The Supreme Price (Documentary)
 2013 Close Your Eyes (Short)
 2012 Liquid Tara (Video short)
 2012 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2012 Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (Documentary) (as Lisa Riuzler)
 2012 30 Beats
 2011 Doctors of the Dark Side (Documentary)
 2011 Flor de Muertos (Documentary)
 2011 American Passages (Documentary)
 2010 Saving David Powell (Documentary short)
 2010 Drunkboat
 2010 An Invisible Sign (director of photography)
 2010 Treme (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Do You Know What It Means (2010) ... (director of photography)
 2009 2B
 2008 The Year of Getting to Know Us (director of photography)
 2008 Sleep Dealer (director of photography)
 2007 Women Behind the Camera (Documentary)
 2007/I Gardener of Eden
 2006 Best of Chris Isaak (Video) (director of photography - music video "Don't Make Me Dream About You")
 2006 The Night Listener (director of photography)
 2005 Behind Those Eyes (Documentary)
 2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2004 Drum
 2004 Lightning in a Bottle (Documentary)
 2003 Are You Comfortable? (TV Movie)
 2003 Rick
 2003 The Soul of a Man (Documentary)
 2002 The Abandoned 58 (Short)
 2002 Covered Girls (TV Short documentary)
 2002 Love Liza (director of photography)
 2000 Pollock (director of photography)
 1999 Ba mùa
 1997 Urban Fairytale (Short)
 1997 In the House (Short)
 1996 Paul Westerberg: Love Untold (Video short)
 1996 Trees Lounge
 1996 Black Kites (Short)
 1996 Nick Cave & PJ Harvey: Henry Lee (Video short)
 1994 Lisbon Story
 1993 Hookers Hustlers Pimps and Their Johns (Documentary) (director of photography)
 1993 Menace II Society (director of photography)
 1992 Guncrazy
 1992 Willy DeVille: I Call Your Name (Video short)
 1992 K.D. Lang: Miss Chatelaine (Video short)
 1991 Chris Whitley: Living with the Law (Video short)
 1989 Teach 109 (TV Movie)
 1989/I True Love
 1988 Mr. Fixit (Short)
 1988 New Order: Blue Monday 1988 (Video short)
 1987 John Huston and the Dubliners (Documentary)
 1987 Forever, Lulu
 1986 William Carlos Williams (Documentary)
 1984 Lady (Short documentary)
 1982 Reverse Angle: Ein Brief aus New York (Documentary short)
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Alternate Names:

Lisa Rinz | Liza Rinzler | Lisa Riuzler

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[talking about her photography work for the film Pollock]: "The driving force behind the photography was a need to express and help bring to life Pollock's intensity as a man and as an artist,my strongest impression of him was that he was full of immense energy, yet at odds socially in the world and with himself. His personality, which Ed inhabited so brilliantly, was ultimately the guiding force... See more »


Invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Cinematographers Branch) in 2005.

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