Discipline: Film/Video – documentary

Manny Kirchheimer

Discipline: Film/Video – documentary
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1978, 1981

Manfred Kirchheimer is a documentary film maker and professor of film at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He was born in Saarbrücken, Germany but his family moved to New York in 1936 to escape the Nazi regime. After receiving a B.A. from the City College of New York in 1952, Kirchheimer worked primarily as a film editor but also began making his own films. He edited on films for ABC, CBS, NBC, and National Educational Television. The subjects of his films range from biographical to cultural, but were often focused on urban life. He has been teaching since 2014.



Manny Kirchheimer worked in the Putnam studio.

The Graphics Studio (as it was originally named) was converted to its present use in 1972–1974 through a grant from the Putnam Foundation, and originally served the property as both a power house and pump house. Well water was pumped from a large cistern to Hillcrest, the Foreman’s Cottage, and the lower buildings closer to…

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