Paul Rachman

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Paul Rachman
Paul Rachman Film Director.JPG
Born (1962-09-13) September 13, 1962 (age 56)
New York City, New York, United States
Alma materBoston University (1982)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, producer, music video director, editor and Slamdance FIlm Festival co-founder
Years active1980–present
Known forAmerican Hardcore, Four Dogs Playing Poker

Paul Rachman (born in New York, New York, on September 13, 1962) is an American film director who directed the highly praised 2006 documentary on punk music American Hardcore,[1] which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released by Sony Pictures Classics.[2] He is also one of the founders of the Slamdance Film Festival.[3][4] He started his career as a music video director with low-budget videos for hardcore punk bands Gang Green and the Bad Brains. He was later signed to Los Angeles–based Propaganda Films, where he directed music videos for bands Sepultura, Alice in Chains, Temple of the Dog, The Replacements, Kiss, Pantera, Joan Jett, and Roger Waters, among many others. He made his feature film debut with the low-budget film noir Four Dogs Playing Poker, starring Forest Whitaker, Tim Curry and Balthazar Getty, released by Warner Home Video. He lives in New York City.


  1. ^ "New York Times". Retrieved 2006-09-21.
  2. ^ "sonyclassics". Retrieved 2013-12-09.
  3. ^ "slamdance". Retrieved 2013-12-09.
  4. ^ "New York Times". Retrieved 2005-12-20.

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