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Alan Berliner

Born: October 11, 1958

Alan Berliner is an American filmmaker. Many of his films have been aired on PBS Public Broadcasting Service program P.O.V.. Most of his films are generally classified as documentaries. Berliner is a graduate of Binghamton University. The New York Times has described Berliner s work as "powerful, compelling and bittersweet... full of juicy conflict and contradiction, innovative in their cinematic technique, unpredictable in their structures... Alan Berliner illustrates the power of fine art to transform life.


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Poster of First Cousin Once Removed

First Cousin Once Removed (2012)

| 78 Min

Filmmaker Alan Berliner documents his first cousin, the poet-translator Edwin Honig, as he succumbs to Alzheimer's.

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Poster of Winnebago Man

Winnebago Man (2010)

| 85 Min

Jack Rebney is the most famous man you've never heard of - after cursing his way through a Winnebago sales video, Rebney's outrageously funny outtakes became an underground sensation and made him an internet superstar. Filmmaker Ben Steinbauer journeys to the top of a mountain to find the recluse who unwittingly became the \Winnebago Man.

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Poster of Wide Awake

Wide Awake (2006)

| 79 Min

Filmmaker Alan Berliner chronicles his lifelong battle with insomnia in this intimate documentary. The cameras roll as he tries to quiet his overly active mind so he can get a decent night's sleep, capturing the details of what it's like to suffer from a chronic sleep disorder. As he struggles to find balance, his friends and family -- who endure the worst of Berliner's bouts with insomnia -- question whether he really wants to find a cure.

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