The Alumni Newsletter of the Film/TV Department



Karen Schmeer: 1970-2010

By robertr

A great documentary editor has been taken from us.  This past weekend, while crossing the street near her apartment in New York City, Karen Schmeer ( ’02) was the victim of a hit and run by a 25-year-old fleeing the scene of a robbery.  She was returning home from work on her latest project for HBO, a documentary on Bobby Fischer.

Schmeer, who worked with Errol Morris on many of his documentaries, including The Fog of War, Fast, Cheap and Out of Control and Sydney Pollack’s, Sketches of Frank Gehry visited the BU Cinematheque a few years ago to talk about her work with Mr. Morris and her time as a student in the Film and Television department.  She was exceedingly kind and encouraging the the students gathered there.  She will be missed.

Preparations are being made for memorials at Boston University and Coolidge Corner Theater–details to come.

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