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Rob Epstein is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Editor American born on 6 april 1955 at New Jersey (USA)

Rob Epstein

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Birth name Robert P. Epstein
Nationality USA
Birth 6 april 1955 (67 years) at New Jersey (USA)

Rob Epstein, also credited as Robert P. Epstein (born April 6, 1955 in New Jersey), is an American director, producer, writer and editor. Epstein has won two Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature, for the films The Times of Harvey Milk and Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt.

Recently, Epstein has transitioned from non-fiction documentaries into scripted narratives, producing such biopics as HOWL, his award-winning film about Allen Ginsberg’s controversial poem by the same name (starring James Franco), and Lovelace, the story about the life and trials of pornographic superstar Linda Lovelace (starring Amanda Seyfried).

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Filmography of Rob Epstein (9 films)

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Director

Lovelace
Lovelace (2013)
, 1h32
Directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pornography
Actors Amanda Seyfried, James Franco, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, Adam Brody
Rating61% 3.0500053.0500053.0500053.0500053.050005
Events surrounding Linda's relationship with Chuck and the production of Deep Throat are portrayed twice. The first portrayal includes no violence or intimidation, making her life look perfect, but the second portrayal reveals the truth and what really happened, including scenes of domestic abuse and intimidation by Traynor.
Howl
Howl (2010)
, 1h24
Directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about writers, Poésie, Politique, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors James Franco, Aaron Tveit, Jon Hamm, David Strathairn, Mary-Louise Parker, Jon Prescott
Rating65% 3.2996553.2996553.2996553.2996553.299655
Howl explores the super smash bros and works of 20th-century American poet, Allen Ginsberg. Constructed in a nonlinear fashion, the film juxtaposes historical events with a variety of cinematic techniques. It reconstructs the early life of Ginsberg during the 1940s and 1950s (as portrayed by James Franco). It also re-enacts Ginsberg's debut performance of "Howl" at the Six Gallery Reading on October 7, 1955 in black-and-white. The reading was the first important public manifestation of the Beat Generation and helped to herald the West Coast literary revolution that became known as the San Francisco Renaissance. In addition, parts of the poem are interpreted through animated sequences. Finally, these events are juxtaposed with color images of the 1957 obscenity trial of San Francisco poet and City Lights Bookstore co-founder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who was the first person to publish "Howl" in Howl and Other Poems.
Paragraph 175
Directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Genres Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about racism, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Documentary films about racism, Documentary films about law, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentary films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Documentary films about World War II, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Rupert Everett
Rating76% 3.839113.839113.839113.839113.83911
Les homosexuels ont été comme tant d'autres les victimes du régime hitlérien. Ils étaient persécutés en vertu du paragraphe 175 du code pénal allemand. Ce paragraphe, datant de 1871, condamnait à la prison "les actes contre nature" entre hommes.
The Celluloid Closet, 1h47
Directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about films, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentary films about cities, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Susan Sarandon, Lily Tomlin, Armistead Maupin, Arthur Laurents, Antonio Fargas, Tom Hanks
Rating77% 3.8953.8953.8953.8953.895
Le film montre comment le cinéma hollywoodien a évoqué le thème de l’homosexualité, comment cette représentation a évolué au fil des ans et comment, en retour, elle a influencé la perception de l’homosexualité par le grand public.
The Times of Harvey Milk, 1h30
Directed by Rob Epstein
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Documentary films about historical events, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about politics, Documentary films about cities, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Harvey Fierstein
Rating81% 4.092984.092984.092984.092984.09298
The Times of Harvey Milk documents the political career of Harvey Milk, who was San Francisco's first openly gay supervisor. The film documents Milk's rise from a neighborhood activist to a symbol of gay political achievement, through to his assassination in November 1978 at San Francisco's city hall, and the Dan White trial and aftermath.

Scriptwriter

Howl
Howl (2010)
, 1h24
Directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about writers, Poésie, Politique, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors James Franco, Aaron Tveit, Jon Hamm, David Strathairn, Mary-Louise Parker, Jon Prescott
Roles Writer
Rating65% 3.2996553.2996553.2996553.2996553.299655
Howl explores the super smash bros and works of 20th-century American poet, Allen Ginsberg. Constructed in a nonlinear fashion, the film juxtaposes historical events with a variety of cinematic techniques. It reconstructs the early life of Ginsberg during the 1940s and 1950s (as portrayed by James Franco). It also re-enacts Ginsberg's debut performance of "Howl" at the Six Gallery Reading on October 7, 1955 in black-and-white. The reading was the first important public manifestation of the Beat Generation and helped to herald the West Coast literary revolution that became known as the San Francisco Renaissance. In addition, parts of the poem are interpreted through animated sequences. Finally, these events are juxtaposed with color images of the 1957 obscenity trial of San Francisco poet and City Lights Bookstore co-founder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who was the first person to publish "Howl" in Howl and Other Poems.
The Celluloid Closet, 1h47
Directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about films, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentary films about cities, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Susan Sarandon, Lily Tomlin, Armistead Maupin, Arthur Laurents, Antonio Fargas, Tom Hanks
Rating77% 3.8953.8953.8953.8953.895
Le film montre comment le cinéma hollywoodien a évoqué le thème de l’homosexualité, comment cette représentation a évolué au fil des ans et comment, en retour, elle a influencé la perception de l’homosexualité par le grand public.
The Times of Harvey Milk, 1h30
Directed by Rob Epstein
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Documentary films about historical events, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about politics, Documentary films about cities, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Harvey Fierstein
Roles Writer
Rating81% 4.092984.092984.092984.092984.09298
The Times of Harvey Milk documents the political career of Harvey Milk, who was San Francisco's first openly gay supervisor. The film documents Milk's rise from a neighborhood activist to a symbol of gay political achievement, through to his assassination in November 1978 at San Francisco's city hall, and the Dan White trial and aftermath.

Producer

Howl
Howl (2010)
, 1h24
Directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about writers, Poésie, Politique, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Political films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors James Franco, Aaron Tveit, Jon Hamm, David Strathairn, Mary-Louise Parker, Jon Prescott
Roles Producer
Rating65% 3.2996553.2996553.2996553.2996553.299655
Howl explores the super smash bros and works of 20th-century American poet, Allen Ginsberg. Constructed in a nonlinear fashion, the film juxtaposes historical events with a variety of cinematic techniques. It reconstructs the early life of Ginsberg during the 1940s and 1950s (as portrayed by James Franco). It also re-enacts Ginsberg's debut performance of "Howl" at the Six Gallery Reading on October 7, 1955 in black-and-white. The reading was the first important public manifestation of the Beat Generation and helped to herald the West Coast literary revolution that became known as the San Francisco Renaissance. In addition, parts of the poem are interpreted through animated sequences. Finally, these events are juxtaposed with color images of the 1957 obscenity trial of San Francisco poet and City Lights Bookstore co-founder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who was the first person to publish "Howl" in Howl and Other Poems.
Save Me
Save Me (2007)
, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films about religion, LGBT-related film
Actors Chad Allen, Robert Gant, Judith Light, Stephen Lang, Jeremy Glazer, Robert Baker
Roles Executive producer
Rating66% 3.3460053.3460053.3460053.3460053.346005
À la suite d'une overdose, Mark, homosexuel, est forcé par sa famille de suivre un programme pour lutter contre son homosexualité. Il se retrouve à « Genesis House » sous la garde de Gayle et de son mari Ted. Il fait la connaissance d'autres membres du programme, dont Scott, qui lutte contre des problèmes familiaux.
Paragraph 175
Directed by Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Genres Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about racism, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Documentary films about racism, Documentary films about law, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentary films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Documentary films about World War II, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Rupert Everett
Roles Producer
Rating76% 3.839113.839113.839113.839113.83911
Les homosexuels ont été comme tant d'autres les victimes du régime hitlérien. Ils étaient persécutés en vertu du paragraphe 175 du code pénal allemand. Ce paragraphe, datant de 1871, condamnait à la prison "les actes contre nature" entre hommes.