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Brigitte Berman


B: in Frankfurt, Germany

Brigitte Berman attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where she studied English and Film. She won an Academy Award for her feature documentary Artie Shaw: Time is All You’ve Got. Her 2016 documentary about Gordon Pinsent, The River of My Dreams, screened at TIFF in September 2016. Her 2018 documentary Hugh Hefner’s After Dark: Speaking Out In America, revisits a previous subject and had its Canadian Premiere at the 2018 Whistler Film Festival. It focuses almost exclusively on the two late night syndicated series that Playboy produced: Playboy’s Penthouse from 1959 to 1960 and Playboy After Dark from 1968 to 1970.

Also see: Canadian Filmmakers at Whistler, 2023..

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

How Music Came to the Garden City (TV-1980)
Elmira (TV-1980)
Bix: ‘Ain’t None of Them Play Like Him Yet’ (1981)
The Many Faces of Black (TV-1982)
The Osbornes: A Very Special Family (TV-1983)
Judy Chicago and the Dinner Party (TV-1983)
Artie Shaw: Time Is All You’ve Got (1985)

The Circle Game (1994)
Testing the Limits (1998)

Le porte-bonheur (2001)
Ta voix dans la nuit (2002)
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2009)

The River of My Dreams: A Portrait of Gordon Pinsent (2016)
Hugh Hefner’s After Dark: Speaking Out In America (2018)

TV Series:
Robert Bateman: A Celebration of Nature (1984)