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Barry J. Spinello

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Spinello attended PS 99 and Midwood High School where he was president of the band and orchestra and co-captain of the track team. He was a child radio actor on WNYE and WNYC FM, in New York City. At Columbia University Spinello changed his major five times and graduated in the fifth quintile (so did Barack Obama), ... See full bio »

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Towards Director
Mel on Wheels Director


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 2013 Towards (Short)
 1995 Peter Andrews Putnam (Documentary short)
 1983 Postcard from Paris (Documentary)
 1981 Mel on Wheels (Documentary short)
 1979 Oxnard Robot (Documentary short)
 1979 Rushes (Short)
 1978 A Force of Five Thousand (Documentary)
 1978 Rancho California (Documentary short)
 1976 It's the Difference (Documentary)
 1975 A Day in the Life of Bonnie Consolo (Documentary short)
 1975 A Film About Sharon (Documentary short)
 1975 Massage Parlor Wife (as Barry Spinello)
 1974 Learning to Fly (Short)
 1974 Making Pottery (Short)
 1974 Overcrowding (Short)
 1973 Broken Soldiers (Short)
 1973 Bulding a Rocking Horse (Short)
 1973 Film Graphics: Abstract Aspects of Editing (Documentary short)
 1973 Goatman of Briones (Short)
 1972 A Day in the Life of Dave Harvey (Documentary)
 1970 Six Loop Paintings (Short)
 1969 Soundtrack (Short)
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A unique circumstance in movie history- In 1968, the Berkeley Film Society ran a screening of the Ann Arbor Film Festival to a packed house in Wheeler Auditorium. At that time, and not scheduled in the screening, Spinello presented the just completed handpainted 400 ft. strip of film- "Sonata for Pen Brush and Ruler", on a reel, to the projectionist in the booth and he showed it. It is the only ... See more »

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