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Founder and director of the prestigious Pace Art Gallery in New York, who had his first taste of filmmaking when he played a cameo--appropriately enough as a bidder at an art auction--in friend Robert Benton's 1980 thriller, "Still of the Night." In 1986 Glimcher served as associate producer of "Legal Eagles" Ivan Reitman's romantic mystery set in the New York art world, utilizing his knowledge of art to develop gallery scenes, pick artworks for sets and write the films's performance-art piece. He actively entered the industry when he independently developed and produced the features ""Gorillas in the Mist" and "The Good Mother" (both 1988) and made his directorial debut with "The Mambo Kings" (1992), the film adaptation of Oscar Hijuelos's Pultizer Prize-winning novel "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love."
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Opened first art gallery in Boston, named Pace after his late father
Moved to New York (date approximate)
Interest in New York artists and their work prompted him to open art gallery in New York with Fred Mueller
Moved art gallery to I M Pei-designed space across 57th Street in New York
First involvement in filmmaking, when friend Robert Benton cast him in cameo role as a bidder at an art auction in "Still of the Night"
Persuaded Dian Fossey to allow him to make film about her life among the mountain gorillas of Rwanda; Fossey murdered in 1985 while Glimcher was on way to meet her
First film as associate producer, "Legal Eagles"
Produced first feature "Gorillas in the Mist"
Produced "The Good Mother" which starred Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson
Made directorial debut with the feature "The Mambo Kings" starring Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas; based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love" by Oscar Hijuelos
Produced and directed the thriller "Just Cause" starring Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne
Directed and Produced the comedy "The White River Kid"