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.
The co-founder/CEO of Moviefone, which provides film schedules over the internet and telephone and was sold to AOL in 1999, Jarecki was encouraged to shoot Capturing the Friedmans by Albert Maysles. He is the brother of documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki and half-brother of Nicholas Jarecki. With producer J. J. Abrams, Jarecki cowrote the theme song to Felicity, “New Version of You”. His first narrative feature, All Good Things, starring Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, and Frank Langella, was released in 2010. He also produced the documentary Catfish with his filmmaking partner Marc Smerling.
Jarecki graduated from Princeton University with a BA in English Literature. He also… read more