May 8, 1927|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
September 2, 2017 (aged 90)|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||film director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer.|
1980 From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China
1967 saw the release of the film Festival. Produced and directed by Lerner, the Oscar-nominated 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 and Mary, Johnny Cash and Joan Baez. 
He died of kidney failure in 2017 at the age of 90.
- Secrets of the Reef (1956)
- Festival (1967) (Oscar-nominated documentary about the Newport Folk Festival, 1963-65)
- From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China (1980) (Oscar winner for best documentary about Western culture breaking into the Far East)
- Magic Journeys (1982) (Created for the Epcot Center; was the first 3D motion picture to feature computer generated 3D animation and also featured a Sherman Brothers title song throughout the duration of the film)
- Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival (1995) (Documentary of the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival)
- Listening To You: The Who At The Isle Of Wight Festival (1996)
- Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight (2002)
- Nothing is Easy: Jethro Tull at the Isle of Wight (2004)
- Miles Electric: A Different Kind of Blue (2004)
- Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (2007)
- The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival (2007) (Dylan footage from the Newport Folk Festival, 1963-65)
- The Doors: Live at the Isle of Wight (2017)
- Murray Lerner on IMDb
- Interview with Murray Lerner about "Festival" and "The Other Side of the Mirror" from 2008)
- Interview with Murray Lerner about "Leonard Cohen: Live At The Isle of Wight 1970" from October 2009
- Genzlinger, Neil (September 5, 2017). "Murray Lerner, Who Filmed Music's Biggest Stars, Dies at 90". The New York Times. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
|This article about a United States film director is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|