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‘Paradise Lost’ Co-Director Bruce Sinofsky to Be Honored at New York Memorial Service

Sinofsky also co-directed the Metallica documentary ”Some Kind of Monster“ with frequent collaborator Joe Berlinger, who is one of the the event’s hosts

The Film Society of Lincoln Center will honor the memory of Oscar-nominee and Emmy-award winning director Bruce Sinofsky with a memorial service, his longtime filming partner  Joe Berlinger announced on Friday.

Sinofsky, a celebrated documentarian and director, passed away in February from complications brought on by diabetes.

He first came to prominence in 1996 when he co-directed “Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills” with Berlinger. The film told the story of the West Memphis Three, teenage boys who were convicted in the brutal murders of three younger boys.

The film was followed by two sequels, the last of which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for Best Documentary Feature.

Sinofsky also co-directed with Berlinger the celebrated 2004 documentary “Some Kind of Monster,” which followed the heavy metal band Metallica as they prepared to release the album “St. Anger.”

The memorial service will be held at the Walter Reade Theater in New York at 2 p.m. on May 5. The event is being hosted by a committee of friends and colleagues coordinated by Berlinger.

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