Barry Sonnenfeld, Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother: Memoirs of a Neurotic Filmmaker
Barry Sonnenfeld discusses his new memoir, Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother: Memoirs of a Neurotic Filmmaker, with Detroit area filmmaker Eddie Rubin.
Film and television director Barry Sonnenfeld’s outrageous and hilarious memoir traces his idiosyncratic upbringing in New York City, his breaking into film as a cinematographer with the Coen brothers, and his unexpected career as the director behind such huge film franchises as The Addams Family, and Men in Black, and beloved works like Get Shorty, Pushing Daisies, and A Series of Unfortunate Events. This book is a fascinating and hilarious roadmap for anyone who thinks they can’t succeed in life because of a rough beginning.
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About the Author:
Barry Sonnenfeld is a filmmaker and writer who broke into the film industry as the cinematographer on the Coen Brothers’ first three films: Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, and Miller’s Crossing. He also was the director of photography on Throw Mamma from the Train, Big, When Harry Met Sally, and Misery. Sonnenfeld made his directorial debut with The Addams Family in 1991 and has gone on to direct numerous films. His television credits include Pushing Daisies, for which he won an Emmy, and most recently Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
About the Moderator:
Eddie Rubin is a film producer based in metro Detroit. He is known for his work on The Farewell (2019), Puzzle (2018) and Love and Honor (2013).