Jerry Blumenthal

Founding Partner

Jerry Blumenthal, one of the founding partners of Kartemquin Films, was a director, producer, editor and sound recordist with Kartemquin from 1967 until his passing on November 13, 2014. His most recent completed work was as Editor on Kartemquin's 2010 documentary, Prisoner Of Her Past. Blumenthal's previous film, Golub: Late Works are the Catastrophes (2004), co-produced with Gordon Quinn, revisited the great American artist thirteen years after the award-winning Golub (1988) and was a selection at the 2004 IDFA. Vietnam, Long Time Coming (which he made with Quinn, Peter Gilbert and Adam Singer) aired on NBC and earned a national Emmy and the Directors Guild of America Award for Best Documentary of 1999. Among his many other films, Blumenthal lists The Last Pullman Car, the two Taylor Chain films, The Chicago Maternity Center Story, and the Palestinian story in Kartemquin's seven-hour PBS series, The New Americans (2004).

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Films by Jerry Blumenthal

A Good Man 2011
Production Support for Kartemquin Films
Prisoner of Her Past 2010
A Film by, Editor
Golub: Late Works Are the Catastrophes 2004
Producers, Directors, Editor
The New Americans 2003
Palestinian Story Directors/Producers
5 Girls 2001
Co-Executive Producer
Vietnam, Long Time Coming 1998
Producers, Directors, Sound
Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries 1994
Production Associates
Grassroots Chicago 1991
Producers
Golub 1988
Directors, Editor
Women's Voices: The Gender Gap 1984
Sound, Editor
The Last Pullman Car 1983
Producers and Directors, Writers, Sound
Taylor Chain II: A Story of Collective Bargaining 1983
Director, Editor, Sound
Taylor Chain I: A Story in a Union Local 1980
Directors, Sound, Editor
The Chicago Maternity Center Story 1976
Made by
HSA Strike '75 1975
Production Associates
UE/Wells 1975
Producers, Directors
Where's I. W. Abel? 1975
Sound
Now We Live on Clifton 1974
Filmmakers
Winnie Wright, Age 11 1974
Assistance
Sports-Action Pro-Files 1972
Editor, Sound
Hum 255 1970
Filmmakers
What the Fuck Are These Red Squares? 1970
Sound, Editing
Marco 1970
Assistant Editor
Home For Life 1966
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