Ben Barenholtz

Producer, Theater owner, Theater manager
A revered figure among independent filmmakers, particularly those in New York, Ben Barenholtz has been a key presence on the indie scene since the late 1960s when he owned and operated NYC's Elgin Theatre, a movie house ... Read more »
Born: 10/05/1935 in Poland

Filmography

Producer (10)

Distress 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Requiem for A Dream 2000 (Movie)

(Co-Executive Producer)

Bruiser 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Naked Man 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bleeding Hearts 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Georgia 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Barton Fink 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Cheat 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Miller's Crossing 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Raising Arizona 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (3)

The Heck With Hollywood! 1991 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Liquid Sky 1983 (Movie)

(Actor)
Other (2)

Dawn of the Dead 1979 (Movie)

(spiritual) (Technical Advisor)

Biography

A revered figure among independent filmmakers, particularly those in New York, Ben Barenholtz has been a key presence on the indie scene since the late 1960s when he owned and operated NYC's Elgin Theatre, a movie house in dire need of repairs but at which played the non-studio and art films of the day.

Milestones

1995

Was executive producer of "Georgia"

1994

Executive produced Gregory Hines' directorial debut, "Bleeding Hearts"

1990

Was executive producer of the Coen's "Miller's Crossing"

1986

Produced Coen brothers' second feature, "Raising Arizona"

1984

Left Almi to form Circle Releasing Corp.

1982

Sold Libra to the Almi Group; stayed on as president of newly-formed Libra-Cinema 5 Films

1975

Formed Libra Films Corp. to distribute independent films

1968

Opened the Elgin Theatre in Manhattan

1958

Became assistant manager of New York movie theatre

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