Editor Tom Haneke on Sculpting a Documentary in "Middletown...





Tom Haneke's work includes Barbara Kopple's Academy Award-winning documentary "American Dream" and "My Generation" (which he also co-directed). Tom edited From "Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China," and "He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'", which both received Academy Awards for best documentary. Haneke has also done several projects for HBO as well as Sundance Film Festival nominee "American Teen."

Inspired by the studies of Robert and Helen Lynd in 1929 and 1935, this classic six-part series by Academy Award and Emmy winner Peter Davis ("Hearts and Minds") explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana. This episode, "Middletown: Second Time Around" Focusing on the wedding arrangements of David and Elaine, each of whom is a divorcee, this program presents the complexities of contemporary marriage in the United States.