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Obituary from the NY Times:
Charlotte Zwerin, 72, Maker of Documentaries on Artists, Dies
By DOUGLAS MARTIN
Published: January 27, 2004
Charlotte Zwerin, a documentary filmmaker known for insightful
visual and performing artists like Christo, Willem de Kooning, Ella
and Thelonious Monk, died on Thursday at her home in Manhattan. She
The cause was lung cancer, her niece Lisa Tesone said.
Ms. Zwerin worked for many years with David and Albert Maysles, early
practitioners of the documentary genre known as cin?ma v?rit?, which
small camera to capture the drama of daily experience. Her editing
for them was
of such quality that they gave her credit as the third director of
films like "Gimme Shelter" (1970), an account of the Rolling Stones'
of the United States.
It was her decision to include the band members' reactions to the
killing of a
fan on the stage of a concert at the Altamont Speedway in Livermore,
the site of the tour's last concert.
"The real hero of the making of the film was Charlotte Zwerin, who
and got a directing credit," Stephen Lighthill, a cameraman, said in
interview with Salon.com. "I was stunned with what she got out of my
She compressed it and gave you a sense of a buildup of tragedy that
otherwise wouldn't have."
Other films she did with the Maysleses included "Salesman" (1969), an
of four real-life sales representatives of the American Bible
"Running Fence" (1978), a chronicle of the successful efforts of the
Christo and his wife, Jeanne-Claude, to erect a 24-mile fabric fence
Her own films included "Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser" (1989),
contained rarely seen clips of the brilliant and eccentric jazz
"Arshile Gorky" (1982), a profile of the abstract painter;
"Sculpture of Spaces: Noguchi" (1995);
"American Masters ? Ella Fitzgerald: Something to Live For" (1999), a
narrated by Tony Bennett; and
"Toru Takemitsu: Music for the Movies" (1994), an examination of the
composer. The Museum of Modern Art had a retrospective of her works
Charlotte Mitchell was born on Aug. 15, 1931, in Detroit and
affection for film and music as a child by attending an entertainment
Detroit called "Big Band and a Movie." First came a live band, then
she said in an interview with The New York Times last year.
She attended Wayne State University, where she established a film
before moving to New York and finding work as a librarian at CBS for
documentary series "The 20th Century." She slowly worked her way up
then joined Drew Associates, where Robert Drew was pioneering "direct
as cin?ma v?rit? was also called. She met the Maysleses at Drew.
She told The Times she stopped working with the Maysleses because
not let her produce. "They cast an awful long shadow, and it came
time for me
to get out of it," she said.
On her own films she became known for a personal signature
innovative editing. Leonard Feather, a critic for The Los Angeles
that her film on Monk provided "a closer glance behind the veil of
hidden, exotically gifted figure than could ever be observed during
Ms. Zwerin was divorced from Michael Zwerin, a jazz critic. She is
her brother, Charles Mitchell, and sister, Margaret Tesone, both of