Andrew Jarecki

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Andrew Jarecki is an American filmmaker, musician, and entrepreneur. He is best known for Capturing the Friedmans, which won eighteen international prizes including the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the New York Film Critics Circle award, and was nominated for an Academy Award.[1]


Jarecki graduated from Princeton University in 1985.[2] The co-founder/CEO of Moviefone, which provides film schedules over the internet and telephone and was sold to AOL in 1999.[3] He is the brother of documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki[4] and half-brother of filmmaker Nicholas Jarecki.[5] With producer J. J. Abrams, Jarecki cowrote the theme song to Felicity, "New Version of You."[6] His first narrative feature, All Good Things, starring Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, and Frank Langella, was released in 2010.[7] He also produced the documentary Catfish with his filmmaking partner Marc Smerling.[8]

He also plays the drums and sings backing vocals on Bikini Robot Army's single, "Joe Strummer's House."[6]


  1. ^ King, Loren (December 19, 2010). "Making dysfunction work for him". Boston Globe. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Wallach, Van. "Portraying ambiguity". Princeton Alumi Weekly. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "AOL buys MovieFone". CNN Money. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Solomon, Deborah (February 4, 2011). "The Reagan Evolution". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Baumgarten, Marjorie. "From the Vaults: Keeping Up With the Jareckis". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Andrew Jarecki". Bikini Robot Army. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Andrew Jarecki Interview: Director Discusses "All Good Things"". FilmSlate. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Longworth, Karina. "Doc or Not, Catfish Is Stranger Than Fiction". The Village Voice. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 

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