Ben Barenholtz is a God. A Cult God. Not of the Kool-Aid variety, but of the Cult Film variety. His first job was at a movie theater in Bushwick before it was cool. His first theater originated the Midnight Movie with “El Topo.” He was a zombie in George Romero’s original “Dawn of the Dead.” His production companies brought films such as “Eraserhead,” “Barton Fink” and “Requiem for A Dream” to public attention. He is practically responsible for the careers of John Sayles, The Coen Brothers, David Lynch and Alejandro Jodorwsky. But he’s only directed one film.
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