film movie director jonathan demme

Jonathan Demme (1944 – 2017)

Jonathan Demme, film director, producer, screenwriter who won an Academy Award for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and creator of many notable films including Stop Making Sense (1984), Something Wild (1986), Philadelphia (1993) and Melvin and Howard 1980, died April 26, 2017. He was 73.

Obituaries in Los Angeles Times, Variety, New York Times, The Atlantic and Washington Post.

Appreciations by Mark Olsen, Bruce Springsteen, John Anderson.

Jonathan Demme’s director credits:
2017 Shots Fired (TV Series) (1 episode)
– Hour 6: The Fire This Time (2017)
2016 Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids (Documentary)
2016 The New Yorker Presents (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
– Pilot (2016)
2015 Ricki and the Flash
2015 Another Telepathic Thing
2015 What’s Motivating Hayes (Documentary short)
2013-2014 The Killing (TV Series) (2 episodes)
– Eden (2014)
– Reckoning (2013)
2014 Line of Sight (TV Movie)
2013 A Master Builder
2012 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
– I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful (2012)
2012 Enzo Avitabile Music Life (Documentary)
2012 Kenny Chesney: Unstaged (Documentary)
2011 Enlightened (TV Series) (2 episodes)
– Lonely Ghosts (2011)
– Sandy (2011)
2011 A Gifted Man (TV Series) (1 episode)
– Pilot (2011)
2011 Neil Young Journeys (Documentary)
2011 I’m Carolyn Parker (Documentary)
2010 Tavis Smiley Reports (TV Movie) (segment “Been In The Storm Too Long”)
2009 Neil Young Trunk Show (Documentary)
2008 Rachel Getting Married
2007 Jimmy Carter Man from Plains (Documentary)
2007 Right to Return: New Home Movies from the Lower 9th Ward (TV Mini-Series documentary)
2006 Neil Young: Heart of Gold (Documentary)
2004 The Manchurian Candidate
2003 The Agronomist (Documentary)
2002 The Truth About Charlie
2001 Bruce Springsteen: The Complete Video Anthology 1978-2000 (Video documentary) (videos “Streets of Philadelphia”, “Murder Incorporated”, “If I Should Fall Behind”)
2000 The Pretenders: Greatest Hits (Video documentary) (video “I Got You Babe”)
1998 The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
– The Cast of Beloved (1998)
1998 Beloved
1998 Storefront Hitchcock (Documentary)
1997 SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (TV Movie) (segment “Subway Car from Hell”)
1995 Murder Incorporated (Video)
1994 The Complex Sessions (Short)
1993 Philadelphia
1992 Cousin Bobby (Documentary)
1991 The Silence of the Lambs
1990 Red Hot and Blue (TV Movie) (segment “In The Still Of The Night”)
1989 New Order: Substance (Video short) (video “The perfect kiss”)
1988 Famous All Over Town
1988 Married to the Mob
1988 Haiti Dreams of Democracy (TV Movie documentary)
1987 Trying Times (TV Series) (1 episode)
– A Family Tree (1987)
1987 Swimming to Cambodia
1986 Something Wild
1980-1986 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (3 episodes)
– Harry Dean Stanton/The Replacements (1986) … (segment “: “Say No”)
– Pee Wee Herman/Queen Ida & The Bon Temps Zydeco Band (1985) … (segment “Say No”)
– Elliott Gould/Kid Creole & the Coconuts (1980) … (segment “Gidgette Goes to Hell”)
1985 Survival Guide (TV Movie)
1985 Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City (Video short)
1985 New Order: The Perfect Kiss (Video short)
1985 Now That’s What I Call Music 6 (Video) (video “I Got You Babe”)
1985 UB40 and Chrissie Hynde: I Got You Babe (Video short)
1984 Stop Making Sense (Documentary)
1984 Swing Shift
1984 Alive from Off Center (TV Series)
1984 Talking Heads: Once in a Lifetime (Live) (Video short)
1982 American Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
– Who Am I This Time? (1982)
1980 Melvin and Howard
1979 Last Embrace
1978 Columbo (TV Series) (1 episode)
– Murder Under Glass (1978)
1977 Handle with Care
1976 Fighting Mad
1975 Crazy Mama
1974 Caged Heat