Jonathan Oppenheim

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Jonathan Oppenheim

Jonathan Oppenheim

Jonathan Oppenheim

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: November 10, 1952
Date of Passing: July 17, 2020
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Jonathan Oppenheim was an American documentary editor and producer.

He is perhaps best known for editing the documentary Paris Is Burning (1990) and for his work on How to Survive a Plague (2012), The Oath (2010), and Sister Helen (2002).

Jonathan Oppenheim was an American documentary editor and producer.

He is perhaps best known for editing the documentary Paris Is Burning (1990) and for his work on How to Survive a Plague (2012), The Oath (2010), and Sister Helen (2002).

With an artistic career that began as a painter, Oppenheim made his editing debut as an apprentice editor on the feature Simon (1980). He then moved up to assistant editor working on The Pilot (1980), Arthur (1981), The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984), and Streetwise (1984), the latter of which was nominated for an Academy Award for best feature documentary.

Oppenheim's other documentary credits include Children Underground (2001), Phyllis and Harold (2008), Our School (2011), High Tech, Low Life (2012), Crescendo! The Power of Music (2014), The Cinema Travellers (2016), and In the Land of Pomegranates (2018).

In television, he notably contributed to Frontline, P.O.V., Independent Lens, and Theater Talk.

Oppenheim died July 16, 2020, in New York City, New York. He was 67.

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