|Nationality United States|
Spouse Paula Prandini (m. 2005)
|Occupation film producer|
Parents Bernard Nossiter
Name Jonathan Nossiter
|Education Ecole des Beaux-Arts
B.A. Dartmouth College|
Books Liquid Memory: Why Wine Matters
Children Capitu Nossiter, Noah Nossiter, Miranda Nossiter
Movies Mondovino, Rio Sex Comedy, Natural Resistance, Signs and Wonders, Sunday
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Jonathan Nossiter (born 1961) is an American filmmaker.
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- Early life and education
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Early life and education
Nossiter was born to a Jewish family in the United States in 1961, the son of Washington Post and New York Times foreign correspondent Bernard Nossiter. He was raised in France, England, Italy, Greece and India. He studied painting at the Beaux Arts in Paris and at the San Francisco Art Institute, as well as Ancient Greek at Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa, Senior Fellow.) After work as an assistant director in the theatre in England (The Newcastle Playhouse, King's Head), he went to New York where he landed a job moving office furniture for the film Fatal Attraction, which led to a position as assistant to the director Adrian Lyne for the length of the shoot.
It was during the filming that Nossiter met Quentin Crisp, who later became the star of his first feature film, Resident Alien, a hybrid fiction-documentary also starring John Hurt and Holly Woodlawn. Theatrically released in 1991, after premieres at the Berlin and Toronto Film Festivals, Resident Alien, which he wrote, produced and directed, is a comic portrait of the last, tattered days of New York’s bohemian underground. It was rereleased in 2005 on DVD in the US in an edition with a later, twinned film Losing The Thread, a comedy about art world follies and the triumph of tourism in Florence, Italy. His second feature film Sunday (1997), which he produced with Alix Madigan, co-wrote with James Lasdun and directed, won the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize for Best Film and Waldo Salt award for Best Screenplay and the Deauville Film Festival's Grand Prize for Best Film and their International Critics' Prize, as well as earning a selection in Un Certain Regard in Cannes. Starring David Suchet, Sunday is a dark romantic comedy about the travails of an unemployed IBM employee among the homeless in Queens and his fairy tale one day love affair with an ageing actress.
A trained sommelier, in parallel to his film career, he has made wine lists and trained staffs for a variety of restaurants in New York, Paris and Rio de Janeiro, including Balthazar, “Rice”, “Il Buco” “Man Ray”, “Roberta Sudbrack”, Claude Troisgros and “Aprazivel”.
His book Taste & Power: The wine world wars, (French: Le Goût et le Pouvoir), was published in 2007 by Editions Grasset in France, drawing varied reactions from the wine community, including Robert M. Parker, Jr who accused Nossiter of stupidity and bigotry.
An English edition of the book, entitled Liquid Memory and translated by Nossiter, will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 2009.