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'Still Alice' director Richard Glatzer passes away

'Still Alice' director Richard Glatzer passes away

Today is a sad day in the world of Independent Cinema. Richard Glatzer, the co-director and screenwriter of “Still Alice,” has passed away after a four-year battle with Als. Born on January 28, 1952 in Flushing Queens, Glatzer first came to prominence with his directorial debut “Grief.” The 1993 drama premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was partly inspired by his experience with the loss of his partner, Donald Ray Berry, to AIDS. In 1995, Glatzer met Wash Westmoreland and they became life partners. Their professional collaborations included “The Fluffer” (2001), “Quinceañera” (2006), which won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award, “The Last of Robin Hood” (2013) and the aforementioned “Still Alice.” The latter became the biggest success of Glatzer’s career and star Julianne Moore won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance at the Academy Awards last month. Glatzer was unable to attend the “Alice’s” world premiere at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival,

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