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Ben Barenholtz (1935–2019)

Director Ben Barenholtz has been a key presence in the independent film scene - as an exhibitor, distributor, and producer. In 1968 he opened the Elgin Cinema. The theater became the world's most innovative specialty and revival house, relaunching the films of Buster Keaton among others and screening cult, underground, and experimental films for ... See full bio »


(age 83) in Prague, Czech Republic

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Barton Fink Producer
Blood Simple Additional Crew


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 2018 Beach House (executive producer)
 2018 Family Games (producer)
 2017/II Alina (producer)
 2012 Wakaliwood: The Documentary (Documentary) (producer)
 2011 Stags (producer)
 2005 Music Inn (Documentary) (producer)
 2004 Gourmet Club (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2003 Distress (producer)
 2002 Rabbit (Short) (producer)
 2000 Requiem for a Dream (co-executive producer)
 2000 Bruiser (producer)
 1999/II The Naked Man (producer)
 1995 Georgia (executive producer)
 1991 Barton Fink (executive producer)
 1990 Miller's Crossing (executive producer)
 1976 Martin (producer - uncredited)
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[in a 1990 interview] What you hear about Hollywood is a lot of myth - from both directions. There's a misunderstanding about what it's all about. It's not about filmmaking at all. The number one priority is that people want to hold onto their jobs. Number two is the ego, and number three is the money, See more »


Born in Kupychiv, Ukraine, to Paula and Aaron Barenholtz. The family spent WWII hiding in the Ukrainian forest, as they were Jewish. In 1947, Ben moved to the U.S.

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