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Schwartz, Bruce

(Bruce R. Schwartz)

PERSONAL

Son of Al (a writer, producer, and director) and Mimi Schwartz. Education: University of California, Berkeley, B.A.; University of California, Irvine and University of California, Los Angeles, joint M.F.A.

Career:

Director, producer, and writer. California State University, Northridge, instructor; Marymount College, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, associate professor of literature and film; instructor at various other institutions, including Rutgers University.

Awards, Honors:

Fipresci Prize, San Sebastian Film Festival, c. 1978, for In MacArthur Park; Peace Prize and Children's Jury Award—Certificate of Merit, best live–action short film or video, both Chicago International Children's Film Festival, 1996, for Make a Wish, Molly; Best in Show Award, Danish Film Festival, 2005, for Everyday Use; Silver Award, Chicago International Film Festival, 2005, for I Stand Here Ironing.

CREDITS

Film Director:

(As Bruce R. Schwartz) In MacArthur Park, Western World Productions, 1977.

(As Bruce R. Schwartz) Outside the Lucky, 1990.

A Worn Path, 1994.

Make a Wish, Molly, 1995.

A & P (short film), 1996.

Cathedral, Films for the Humanities, 2002.

(As Bruce R. Schwartz) Everyday Use, 2003.

(As Bruce R. Schwartz) Salvation (short film), Worn Path Productions, 2003.

I Stand Here Ironing (also known as Tillie Olsen: I Stand Here Ironing), Films for the Humanities and Sciences/Worn Path Productions, 2005.

Some sources cite Schwartz as the director of An Interview with Tillie Olsen.

Film Producer:

(As Bruce R. Schwartz) In MacArthur Park, Western World Productions, 1977.

(As Bruce R. Schwartz) Associate producer, Outside the Lucky, 1990.

A Worn Path, 1994.

(With others) Make a Wish, Molly, 1995.

A & P (short film), 1996.

Cathedral, Films for the Humanities, 2002.

(As Bruce R. Schwartz) Everyday Use, 2003.

(As Bruce R. Schwartz) Salvation (short film), Worn Path Productions, 2003.

I Stand Here Ironing (also known as Tillie Olsen: I Stand Here Ironing), Films for the Humanities and Sciences/Worn Path Productions, 2005.

Film Work; Other:

(As Bruce R. Schwartz) Editor, In MacArthur Park, Western World Productions, 1977.

Production coordinator, Valley Girl (also known as Bad Boyz, College Lovers, and Rebel Dreams), Atlantic Releasing, 1983.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

(As Bruce R. Schwartz) In MacArthur Park, Western World Productions, 1977.

(As Bruce R. Schwartz) Outside the Lucky, 1990.

A Worn Path (based on a work by Eudora Welty), 1994.

Make a Wish, Molly (based on a book by Barbara Cohen), 1995.

A & P (short film; based on a work by John Updike), 1996.

Cathedral (based on a work by Raymond Carver), Films for the Humanities, 2002.

(As Bruce R. Schwartz) Everyday Use (based on a short story by Alice Walker), 2003.

(As Bruce R. Schwartz) Salvation (short film; based on work by Langston Hughes), Worn Path Productions, 2003.

I Stand Here Ironing (also known as Tillie Olsen: I Stand Here Ironing), Films for the Humanities and Sciences/Worn Path Productions, 2005.

Some sources state that Schwartz worked on An Interview with Tillie Olsen.