Award-winning filmmaker of Capturing the Friedmans. He also co-founded the film information service Moviefone.
His first feature work Capturing the Friedmans, a documentary of a family investigated for child molestation, won the Academy Award in 2003.
He and producer
He came from an artistic family, with one of his brothers, Eugene, the maker of Why We Fight, Reagan, and other popular documentaries.
His other brother, Nicholas Jarecki, wrote the screenplay for The Informers from 2008.