Eric Mendelsohn

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Date of Birth November 1, 1964
Place of Birth New York
Age 56 years old
Horoscope Scorpio

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Eric Mendelsohn is an American film director and screenwriter. Two of his films have been screened in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes: Through an Open Window in 1992 and Judy Berlin in 1999., which won the Directing Award at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. His third film, 3 Backyards, also earned the Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010, making him the only person in history to receive that honor twice. Mendelsohn also co-wrote the screenplay of the 2017 film Love After Love with Russell Harbaugh. He teaches at Columbia University's School of the Arts in New York City. Mendelsohn is one of five siblings. One of his brothers is author and critic Daniel Mendelsohn.

Born: November 1, 1964, Old Bethpage, Long Island, New York
Occupation: Film director, Screenwriter
Years active: 1993-present
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About Eric Mendelsohn

Prolific writer and director who is best known for his 2010 film, 3 Backyards.

Before Fame

He developed a fascination with the industry early, and knew he wanted to write screenplays as a child.


He once taught classes at Columbia University in Harlem.

Family Life

He had five siblings, including author Daniel Mendelsohn.


His film, 3 Backyards, was recognized by the Sundance Film Festival, which was established by actor, Robert Redford.

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Latest information about Eric Mendelsohn updated on February 27, 2021.

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