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Birth Place: Israel Profession: producer, screenwriter, director, editor, director of photography, film distributor, movie house programmer, actor

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An underground filmmaker adept at low budget experimentation, Amos Poe is best known for the music documentary "The Blank Generation" (1975) and for such features as "Subway Riders" (1981) and "Alphabet City" (1984).

An underground filmmaker adept at low budget experimentation, Amos Poe is best known for the music documentary "The Blank Generation" (1975) and for such features as "Subway Riders" (1981) and "Alphabet City" (1984).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Just An American Boy (2003) Director
2.
  Frogs for Snakes (1998) Director
3.
  Dead Weekend (1995) Director
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  Alphabet City (1984) Director
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  Subway Riders (1981) Director
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  Blank Generation, The (1978) Director
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  The Foreigner (1977) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Kingdom Come (2012)
2.
 Stiletto (1981) Needleman
3.
 Subway Riders (1981) Writer Ant
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1958:
Moved to USA from Israel at age eight (date approximate)
1968:
Went to Czechoslavakia to visit family; while there Russians invaded; took photos and sold them to TIME magazine for $9,500
1969:
Began work on what was to become the 8mm "The Domestication of the Unicorn"
1975:
Made first feature-length film, "The Blank Generation"
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Worked in distribution at New Line Cinema
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Made first narrative film, "Unmade Beds" (1980) for $5000; first collaboration with Eric Mitchell
1977:
Made "The Foreigner" for $10,000; film was co-written by and starred Mitchell
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Produced and directed first color feature "Subway Riders" (1981); budgeted at $45,000
1983:
Played bit part of hustler in "Smithereens"
1984:
Wrote and directed "Alphabet City"
1988:
Wrote screenplay for "Rocket Gibralter"
1993:
Produced "Joey Breaker"
1995:
TV debut, directed the Showtime made-for-cable movie "Dead Weekend"; also created story and co-executive produced
1997:
Garnered controversy for TV commercials for World Gym that featured nudity
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Education

Ohio University: Athens , Ohio -

Notes

"I prefer to be populist or pop. Rather than to be geared to a ghetto-ized audience. My whole thing has been to grow with each film, each time to have it seen by more people." --Amos Poe in DAILY NEWS

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wife:
Sarah Charlesworth. Artist.

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son:
Nick Poe.

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