Charlotte Zwerin, a documentary filmmaker who collaborated with David and Albert Maysles as editor and co-director on the 1970 Rolling Stones chronicle “Gimme Shelter,” died Jan. 22 of lung cancer at her home in Manhattan. She was 72.
Zwerin was known for her work on documentaries that focused on visual artists and jazz legends. Her credits include “Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser,” “Music for the Movies: Toru Takemitsu,” “Horowitz Plays Mozart” and “Ella Fitzgerald: Something to Live For,” originally shown as part of the PBS “American Masters” series.
Zwerin’s solo films also included “De Kooning on de Kooning” and “Sculpture of Spaces: Noguchi.”
She collaborated with the Maysles brothers as co-director on “Salesman,” about door-to-door Bible salesmen. Zwerin edited the Maysleses’ documentaries “Meet Marlon Brando” and “A Visit With Truman Capote,” and co-directed with the Maysleses two films on the artist Christo: “Running Fence” and “Islands.”
She was the former wife of jazz writer Michael Zwerin.