R.I.P. Bruce Sinofsky

R.I.P. Bruce Sinofsky

Bruce Sinofsky, documentary filmmaker, best known for the “Paradise Lost” trilogy, has died. The Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated filmmaker, who lived in Montclair, died this morning from complications of diabetes. He was 58.

Joe Berlinger, his frequent collborator, said of Sinofsky to Variety: “His unique combination of courage and empathy made that possible, as well as everything that came after for us. The extraordinary adventures we had on the road and the deeply stimulating experiences we had in the editing room were life-changing for all of us who knew him thanks to his wisdom and fervor to change the world.”

Montclair Film Festival (MFF) shared on Facebook today: “Filmmaker and longstanding ‪#Montclair‬ resident Bruce Sinofsky passed away today. We have lost a great friend and supporter of the festival. Our deepest condolences go out to all who love him.”

MFF ‪screened Metallica: Some Kind of Monster in 2012 as a tribute to ‪Sinofsky‬.

Baristanet profiled Sinofsky in 2013.

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  1. Bruce was a neighbor and very sweet. He has a wonderfully smart, strong wife and great kids. I am sure they are all in pain, but how wonderful to know the impact their husband/dad left on so many. I love reading the Baristanet profile from two years ago. He takes greater pride in his family than in his great documentaries. That says a lot about him. I am so sorry he didn’t get to open the rib joint in France.

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