Murray Lerner

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Murray Lerner
Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation film director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer.
Awards Best Documentary
1980 From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China

Murray Lerner is an American documentary and experimental film director and producer.

1967 saw the release of the film Festival. Produced and directed by Lerner, the film was a documentary shot between 1963 and 1966 at the Newport Folk Festival that included performances by Buffy Sainte-Marie, Donovan, Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul & Mary, Johnny Cash and Joan Baez. It was nominated for an Academy Award.


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