FILM PROGRAMMING AND CURATORIAL WORK

 

Newark Museum, Newark, New York

Co-presenter, "The Magic of Mountains on Film," June 16, 2018.

Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, New York

Curator, “Anthony Mann: Mean Streets and Open Spaces,” April 19-27, 2014.

 

National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), Washington, D.C.

From October 1998 to July 2005 programmed over 100 film events and series.

 

Selected NMWA Film Programs:

The Cinema of Agnès Varda, January 26 – March 24, 2005. Agnès Varda in person.

Transforming the Language of Film: Women Cinema Pioneers, November 3 – 17, 2004

Bergman’s Women: The Early Films, July 14 – August 11, 2004

Nordic Cinema: Five Women Directors, April 21 – June 30, 2004

Women Directors in Spanish Cinema, February 15 – 29, 2004

Anne-Marie Miéville: The Cinematic Text, November 12 – 19, 2003

Korean Film Festival DC 2004: September 21 – 29, 2003

Preservation Spotlight: Directed by Dorothy Arzner, June 29, 2003

The Hidden Half: Iranian Women Directors, January 22 and January 29, 2003

Experiments in Desire: The Cinema of Bette Gordon, June 26 – August 21, 2002

The Complete Satyajit Ray: Cinema Through the Inner Eye, April 3 and April 24, 2002

The Silent Wilderness: The Adventure Films of Nell Shipman, April 13, 2002

12th Washington Jewish Film Festival, December 5, 2001

Julie Taymor: Fire on Film, November 29, 2000 – January 17, 2001

Selections From Cannes 2000: New Films by Women, October 23, 2000

¡Cine Mexicano!: Mexico’s Women Filmmakers, February 23 – May 24, 2000

Women of Film Noir, June 9 – August 11, 1999

 

 

 

BOOKS

 

COMING - WINTER 2020: The Cinéphile's Guide to the Great Age of Cinema

Author, The Crime Films of Anthony Mann (University Press of Mississippi, 2013)

 

Contributed chapter “Hitchcock & Wilder: Writing and Re-Writing Shadow of a Doubt” in book Thornton Wilder / New Perspectives, edited by Jackson Bryer and Lincoln Konkle  (Northwestern University Press, 2013).

Indexer, The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Harry N. Abrams, 2017)

Indexer, The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Harry N. Abrams, 2016)

Indexer, The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Harry N. Abrams 2015)

 

Contributed section “1901-1918 Women Exhibitors and Distributors,” Women Film Pioneers: An International Sourcebook (U.S. and Latin America) I, edited by Jane M. Gaines and Radha Vatsal (Duke University Program in Literature, 2008).

 

Co-editor, Harrison’s Reports Film Review Index, 1919-1962 (Los Angeles: Hollywood Film Archive, 1995).

 

Author, Index to Motion Pictures Reviewed by Variety: 1907-1980 (Metuchen: The Scarecrow Press, 1982).

 

 

Academic Papers

“The Motion Picture Distributing and Sales Company,” Film History: An International Journal (Vol. 19, No. 3, 2007): 247-70.

“The Origins of the Film Exchange,” Film History: An International Journal (Vol. 17, No. 4, 2005): 431-65.

Published Articles

"Cinema and Museums," The Tronvig Group blog, May 23, 2016.

“From Playwriting to Screenwriting: Thornton Wilder in Hollywood,” HowlRound website (August 2015).

"A Short History of Sniper Cinema," Counterpunch, January 30, 2015.

"Cinema as an Imperialist Weapon: Hollywood and World War I," WSWS (August 5, 2010).

“Marketing Costs for International Films,” cinecittà magazine (Vol. 1, No. 2, Nov/Dec 2000): 36-38.

“Mexico’s Women Filmmakers,” Women in the Arts (Volume XVIII, No. 1, Spring 2000).

“One Year at the Helm: A Talk with the NEA’s William Ivey,” The Independent Film & Video Monthly (Vol. 22, No. 4, May 1999): 7-9.

 “Michael Moore Drops The Big One on Milwaukee: Populist prankster’s new documentary hits close to home,” Shepherd Express (Vol. 19, No. 15, April 9, 1998): 9-10.

“Age of Aberrance: Film Forum rewinds Hollywood’s Golden ‘70s,” TimeOut New York (Issue No. 6, May 29 – June 5, 1998): 41.

 “Power Struggle in the Arthouse Arena,” The Independent Film & Video Monthly (Vol. 19, No. 8, January/February 1997): 28-31.

“National Film Commission May Mean a Political Price,” The Independent Film & Video Monthly (Vol. 20, No. 1, October 1996): 9-11.

“Creating Tools for the Culture Wars: The NEA Tapes INITIATIVE and Artistic Freedom Under Attack,” The Independent Film & Video Monthly (Vol. 19, No. 7, August/September 1996): 8-9.

“The Rise and Fall of American Playhouse,” The Independent Film & Video Monthly (Vol. 19, No. 5, July 1996): 8-10.

“On the Short Form: Four Distributors Take Stock of the Market for Shorts,” The Independent Film  & Video Monthly (Vol. 19, No. 1, January/February 1996): 36-39.

“Remembering the Campus Film Societies,” Madison Magazine (Vol. 34, No. 12, December 1992):  21-28.

“Scenic Overlook: Working with Film Commissions,” The Independent Film & Video Monthly (Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1992): 18-24.

“Shooting from the HIP: HBO Independent Productions,” The Independent Film & Video Monthly (Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1992): 8-9.

“Invasion in Panama and The Empowerment Project,” Montage/Independent Feature Project/West (Summer 1991): 6, 9.

 

 

Media Interviews

Interviewee, Global Business: Green Book release in China, CGTN Network, March 29, 2019.

Interviewee, The Heat: Bohemian Rhapsody release in China, CGTN Network, March 25, 2019.

Panelist, The Heat: Countdown to the Oscars Pt. 2, CGTN Network, February 22, 2019.

Interviewee, "Residents Rally Around Revival of Lincoln Plaza Cinema," Spectrum News NY1, January 11, 2019. 

Guest, Michael Dandry, Westchester: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, WOX Radio, New Rochelle, NY, January 14, 2019.

Book Reviews, Noir City (Vol. 9, No. 2, Fall 2014): 92.

Beth Karas, Karas on Crime radio program, LifeStyle Talk Radio Network, New York City, May 27, 2014.

Guest, Chandler Bennett, Film Close-ups, KALX Berkeley 90.7 FM, Berkeley, California, Friday, February 14, 2014.

David Walsh, “The Crime Films of Anthony Mann: A comment and a conversation with the author,” WSWS, December 18 and 19, 2013.

Guest, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, “American Politics Through Film,” WAMU Radio, Washington, D.C., January 8, 2009.

Carolyn Kriss, “Film Historian Knows the Details,” Northwest Passages (March 14, 2007): 1, 26.

"Q&A: Film Historian Max Alvarez on John Wayne," Washington Post Express (May 20, 2002).

Film Criticism

Freelance film critic for The Milwaukee Journal from September 1992 to May 1995 during which time I wrote 150 articles. Film critic reviewing international cinema for The Washington Diplomat (1997-2000).

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS OF ORIGINAL PUBLIC PROGRAMS

 

The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Lecture series, “Cinematic Collaborations: Dynamic Duos in Film”: Martin Scorsese/Robert DeNiro (March 2, 2008), Alfred Hitchcock/James Stewart/Cary Grant (April 6, 2008), Zhang Yimou/Gong Li (May 4, 2008), Federico Fellini/Marcello Mastroianni (June 8, 2008), Michelangelo Antonioni/Monica Vitti (June 8, 2008), Woody Allen/Diane Keaton/Mia Farrow (September 14, 2008), Humphrey Bogart/John Huston/Howard Hawks             (October 5, 2008).

Lecture, “Ingmar Bergman: Scenes from a Life,” January 27, 2008.

Seminar co-presenter, “Broadway to Hollywood,” January 21, 2007.

Lecture, “Hollywood and the Environment,” Washington D.C. Environmental Film Festival/Smithsonian, March 19, 2006.

Lecture, “Laughter in the Wilderness: Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd and Nature,” Washington, D.C. Environmental Film Festival/Smithsonian, March 18, 2007.

Lecture, “The Essentials: Hollywood’s Ten Must-See Movies,” Hirschhorn Museum, July 24, 2005.

Lecture, “The Cinema of Tim Burton,” July 10, 2005.

Seminar co-presenter, “Marlon Brando: His Life and Career,” April 3, 2005.

Seminar, “Elia Kazan: More Than a Face in the Crowd,” December 5, 2004.

Lecture, “Woman of the Year: The Life and Films of Katharine Hepburn,” May 12, 2004.

Lecture, “Great Moments in Screen Terror: The Scare Tactics of Hollywood,” October 30, 2003.

Seminar, “Billy Wilder: Master of the Sublimely Subversive Film,” April 5, 2003.

Seminar, “40 Years of Bond, James Bond,” November 3, 2002.

Lecture, “Olivier and Gielgud: Lives Lived Large on the Wicked Stage,” June 12, 2002.

Course instructor, “Modern Masters of American Film”: Martin Scorsese (November 2, 2001) and David Lynch (October 19, 2001).

Seminar, “The Lost Art of the Hollywood Musical,” August 5, 2001.

Seminar, “French New Wave Cinema: Spotlight on François Truffaut,” July 29, 2001.

Seminar, “The Artistic Legacy of Luis Buñuel,” May 12, 2001.

Seminar, “Night and the Cities: The Suspense-Driven World of Film Noir,” November 19, 2000.

Course instructor, “Great American Film Pioneers”: “Robert Altman: Hollywood Renegade” (November 8, 2000), “D.W. Griffith: Giant of the Silent Screen” (October 18, 2000), “Lois Weber: Hollywood’s Forgotten Pioneer” (October 11, 2000).

Seminar, “Charlie Chaplin and the Art of Screen Comedy,” July 9, 2000.

Seminar, “Masters of Cinecittà: Fellini, Bertolucci, Pasolini,” May 21, 2000.

Seminar, “The Legacy of Orson Welles,” April 30, 2000.

Seminar, “The Genius of Akira Kurosawa,” March 18, 2000.

Course instructor, “Hollywood Titans: Understanding the Studios, Then and Now”: “A Hollywood History” (April 27, 2000), “Early Censorship and the Hays Code” (May 4, 2000), “The Blacklist Years” (May 18, 2000), “Hollywood in Crisis” (May 25, 2000).

Lecture, “The Life and Work of Stanley Kubrick: A Cinematic Odyssey”: “From Photographer to Filmmaker” (October 13, 1999) and “Kubrick’s Last Odyssey: Eyes Wide Shut” (November 17, 1999).

Panel Presenter, “Hollywood on the Potomac: Power and Politics at the Movies,” November 5, 1999.

Seminar, “The Ultimate Hitchcock: In Celebration of Alfred Hitchcock’s 100th Birthday,” August 14, 1999.

Moderator, “Invisible Invaders on Film and TV: Science Fiction Meets Science Fact," in  conjunction with the exhibition Microbes: Invisible Invadors, Amazing Allies series, July 22 – August 5, 1999.

Lecture, “Forbidden Celluloid: Hollywood Censorship,” February 21, 1999.

Lecture, “The Politics of Oscar®: Behind the Scenes at the Academy Awards,” May 28, 1998.

 

Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA), New York City

Course, "It Was a Very Good Year: Banner Years for the Movies," Sundays at JASA: John Jay College, New York City, September 22 - December 8, 2019.

Course, "American Cinema: A Crash Course," Sundays at JASA: John Jay College, New York City, March 3 - May 12, 2019:

Lecture, "History of the Hollywood Studios," March 3, 2019.

Lecture, "Early History of Hollywood Musicals," March 10, 2019.

Lecture, "Before the Motion Picture Production Code," March 24, 2019.

Lecture, "Hollywood Battles Television: Wide Screens & Thrill Rides in 1950s Movies," March 31, 2019.

Lecture, "Night and Cities: The Suspense-driven World of Film Noir," April 6, 2019.

Lecture,  "Cold War Hollywood: The Blacklist Years," April 14, 2019.

Lecture, "The Film Collaborations of Martin Scorsese & Robert DeNiro," April 28, 2019.

Lecture, "Orson Welles: A Brilliant and Turbulent Life," May 5, 2019.

Lecture, "Alfred Hitchcock: Behind the Curtain of Suspense," May 12, 2019.

Course, “Cinema and the Cities: Capturing the Urban Metropolis on Film,” Sundays at JASA: John Jay College, New York City, September 30 – December 9, 2018:

Lecture, “New York, New York: Part I,” September 30, 2018

Lecture, “New York, New York: Part II,” October 7, 2018

Lecture, “We’ll Always Have Paris: Part I,” October 14, 2018

Lecture, “We’ll Always Have Paris: Part II,” October 21, 2018

Lecture, “London on Film, Part I,” October 28, 2018

Lecture, “London on Film, Part II,” November 4, 2018

Lecture, “When in Rome,” November 11, 2018

Lecture, “San Francisco on Film,” November 18, 2018

Lecture, “Stopovers: Las Vegas and Chicago,” December 2, 2018

Lecture, “Los Angeles: City of Angels (and Demons),” December 9, 2018

Course, "The Magic of Moviemaking: Tricks of the Cinematic Trade," Sundays at JASA: John Jay College, New York City, March 4 - May 13, 2018:

Lecture, "The Screenwriter, Part I," March 4, 2018

Lecture, "The Screenwriter, Part II," March 11, 2018

Lecture, "The Cinematographer, Part I," March 18, 2018

Lecture, "The Cinematographer, Part II: The Camera Dances," March 25, 2018

Lecture, "The Film Editor," April 8, 2018

Lecture, "The Film Composer, Part I: Hollywood Masters," April 15, 2018

Lecture, "The Film Composer, Part II: The Europeans," April 22, 2018

Lecture, "The Set Designer," April 29, 2018

Lecture, "The Stunt Man," May 6, 2018

Lecture, "The Art of Film Titles," May 13, 2018

Course, "Film & Society: How Filmmakers Portray the World," Sundays at JASA: John Jay College, New York City, October 8 - December 17, 2017:

Lecture, "The Jewish Experience on Film," October 8, 2017

Lecture, "Race Relations on Film," October 15, 2017

Lecture, "The Immigration Experience on Film," October 22, 2017

Lecture, "Hollywood on the Potomac: Films About Elections & Presidents," October 29, 2017

Lecture, "Adults Only: Hollywood & European Filmmakers Challenge Censorship," November 5, 2017

Lecture, "Banned! When Films Annoy Governments," November 12, 2017

Lecture, "A History of the Propaganda Film," November 19, 2017

Lecture, "The Cinema Seeks Justice,December 3, 2017

Lecture, "Labor & Capital: Films About Workers & Bosses,December 10, 2017

Lecture, "Hollywood on Hollywood: Films About Filmmaking,December 17, 2017

Course, "Calling the Shots: Legends in the Director's Chair," Sundays at JASA: John Jay College, New York City, March 12 - May 21, 2017:

Lecture, Buster Keaton & Charlie Chaplin, March 12, 2017

Lecture, George Cukor & Ernst Lubitsch, March 19, 2017

Lecture, Akira Kurosawa, March 26, 2017

Lecture, Louis Malle, Apri 1, 2017

Lecture, Fritz Lang, April 9, 2017

Lecture, Robert Siodmak & Ida Lupino, April 23, 2017

Lecture, Josef von Sternberg & Max Ophuls, April 30, 2017

Lecture, Sidney Lumet, May 7, 2017

Lecture, Elia Kazan, May 14, 2017

Lecture, Stanley Donen, May 21, 2017

Course, "Calling the Shots: Legends in the Director's Chair," Sundays at JASA: John Jay College, New York City, September 18 - December 4, 2016:

Lecture, John Huston, September 18, 2016

Lecture, Otto Preminger, September 25, 2016

Lecture, Vincente Minnelli, October 9, 2016

Lecture, François Truffaut, October 16, 2016

Lecture, Federico Fellini, November 6, 2016

Lecture, Ingmar Bergman, November 13, 2016

Lecture, Orson Welles, November 20, 2016

Lecture, Billy Wilder, December 4, 2016

Lecture, "The Reel Fosse/Verdon ... and All That Jazz," Sundays at JASA: JCC Manhattan, New  York City, July 21, 2019.

Lecture, “Spectacular Flops: When Smart Films Fail,” Sundays at JASA: JCC Manhattan, New  York City, July 30, 2018.

Lecture, “The Marriage of Art and Commerce: When Smart Films Succeed,” Sundays at JASA: JCC Manhattan, New York City, July 22, 2018.

Lecture, "The Media in the Movies: Films About TV News," Sundays at JASA: Metropolitan Opera Guild/Lincoln Center, New York City, July 30, 2017.

Lecture, "The Media in the Movies: Films About Newspapers," Sundays at JASA: Metropolitan Opera Guild/Lincoln Center, New York City, July 23, 2017.

Lecture, “Hollywood in the White House,” Sundays at JASA: Metropolitan Opera Guild/Lincoln Center, New York City, August 31, 2016.

Lecture, “Hollywood on the Campaign Trail,” Sundays at JASA: Metropolitan Opera Guild/Lincoln Center, New York City, August 24, 2016.

Course instructor, “Legends of the Silver Screen: The British Invasion,” Sundays at JASA: John Jay College, New York City, February 21 – May 15, 2016.

Course instructor, “Legends of the Silver Screen: The Leading Men,” Sundays at JASA: John Jay College, New York City, September 27 – December 20, 2015.

Course instructor, “Legends of the Silver Screen: The Leading Ladies,” Sundays at JASA: John Jay College, New York City, February 22 – May 18, 2015.

Course instructor, “A History of the Hollywood Studios: The Moguls, The Stars, and the Movies," Sundays at JASA: John Jay College, New York City, September 21 – December 21, 2014.

Lecture, “Cold War Hollywood: The Blacklist Years,” Sundays at JASA: Metropolitan Opera Guild/Lincoln Center, New York City, August 17, 2014.

Lecture, “Early Hollywood Censorship: The Rise & Fall of the Production Code,” Sundays at JASA: Metropolitan Opera Guild/Lincoln Center, New York City, August 10, 2014.

Course instructor, “Living Room Legends: Television's Golden Age,” Sundays at JASA: John Jay College, New York City, February 16 - May 18, 2014.

Course instructor, “Masters of the Documentary: From Flaherty to Scorsese,” Sundays at JASA: John Jay College, New York City, September 22 – December 22, 2013.

Lecture, “The Life and Times of Alfred Hitchcock,” JASA NextAct Lecture Series, UJA, New York City, April 18, 2013.

Lecture, “Hollywood Battles Television: Wide Screens and Adult Themes in 1950s Movies,” Sundays at JASA: John Jay College, New York City, December 9, 2012.

92Y, New York, NY

Lecture, "Remembering Philip Roth," August 16, 2019.

Lecture, "Ahead of Her Time: The Life, Laughs, & Legend of Mae West," January 25, 2019.

Lecture, “Fearless and Hard-boiled: The Films of Ida Lupino,” August 23, 2018.

Lecture, “Mean Streets & Wise Guys: The Films of Martin Scorsese & Robert DeNiro,” August 16, 2018.

Lecture, “Orson Welles: A Brilliant & Turbulent Life,” August 9, 2018.

Lecture, “Alfred Hitchcock: Behind the Curtain of Suspense,” August 2, 2018.

Lecture, "Cold War Hollywood: The Blacklist Years," July 13, 2018.

Lecture, "Casablanca: 75th Anniversary," November 17, 2017.

Lecture, "Early Hollywood Censorship: The Rise & Fall of the Production Code," July 28, 2017.

National Arts Club, New York, NY

Lecture, "Hollywood in The White House" presented in connection with program, "How Presidents and the FBI Have Been Portrayed in Fictional Films," February 4, 2019. National Arts Club, Gramercy Park.

New Plaza Cinema, New York, NY

Presenter and post-screening speaker, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, December 21, 2019. New York Institute of Technology

Presenter and post-screening speaker, Mike Wallace Is Here, September 2, 2019. New York Institute of Technology

Presenter and post-screening speaker, The White Crow, July 7 and 20, 2019. New York Institute of Technology

Post-screening speaker, They Shall Not Grow Old, June 1, 2019. New York Institute of Technology

Post-screening speaker, Green Book, April 7, 2019. New York Institute of Technology

Post-screening speaker, Two for the Road, March 10, 2019. New York Institute of Technology

Introduced benefit screening of The Conformist and guest speakers Phillip Lopate and Toby Talbot, January 28, 2019. New York Institute of Technology.

Presenter and post-screening speaker, BlacKkKlansman, January 2 and January 21, 2019. New York Institute of Technology.

Post-screening speaker, At Eternity's Gate, January 19, 2019. New York Institute of Technology

Host and moderator, RBG screenings with directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen, December 27 and December 30, 2018. New York Institute of Technology.

Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey

Co-presenter, The Magic of Mountains on Film, June 16, 2018.

Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, New York

Presenter, 35mm screening of T-Men, April 19, 2014.

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Host and moderator for SVA Theatre screenings of Anthony Lover films De Düve/The Dove (1968) and Distance (1975), September 30, 2016.

Darien Library, Darien, CT

Lecture, "New York on Film, Part II," May 22, 2019.

Lecture, "Paris on Film, Part I," May 15, 2019.

Lecture, "New York on Film, Part II," May 8, 2019.

Lecture, "New York on Film, Part I," May 1, 2019.

Lecture, "Akira Kurosawa: Samurai of the Cinema," March 6, 2018.

Lecture, "Fearless and Hard-boiled: The Films of Ida Lupino," February 27, 2018.

Lecture, "Orson Welles: A Brilliant & Turbulent Life," February 20, 2018.

Lecture, "Alfred Hitchcock: Behind the Curtain of Suspense, " February 13, 2018.

 

United Federation of Teachers, New York, NY

Presenter, "Hollywood in the White House, " Day at the University Conference, June 9, 2017.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Presenter, 35mm screenings of T-Men and Raw Deal, February 1, 2014.

Presenter, A propósito de Buñuel screening, February 10, 2002.

UCLA Film & Television Archive, Westwood, CA

Presenter, 35mm screenings of T-Men and Raw Deal (March 12, 2014) and Side Street and Winchester '73 (March 15, 2014).

Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

Presenter, 35mm screenings of T-Men and Raw Deal, February 13 and 14, 2014.

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Presenter, 35mm screening of Chinatown in connection with Environmental Film Festival, March 17, 2008.

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

Lecture, “Women at Work: Hollywood Films the Businesswoman,” January 25, 2004.

Lecture, “Russian Ark and Women Artists in the State Hermitage Museum,” March 9, 2003.

New York Public Library System / Mid-Manhattan Library, New York City

Lecture, "Hollywood on Hollywood: How the Movies Portray the Movie Business," May 24, 2017.

Lecture, “Hollywood in the White House,” January 19, 2017.

Lecture, “Hollywood on the Campaign Trail,” November 2, 2016.

Lecture, “Orson Welles: Genius of Stage and Screen,” March 19, 2014.

Lecture, “The Crime Films of Anthony Mann,” February 25, 2014.

Lecture, “The Golden Age of Hollywood Musicals,” December 23, 2013. 

Lecture, “Thornton Wilder Writes for Alfred Hitchcock,” December 16, 2013.

Lecture, “Hollywood Battles Television: Wide Screens and Adult Themes in 1950s Movies,” June 19, 2012.

Lecture, “Cold War Hollywood: The Blacklist Years,” May 17, 2012.

Lecture, “Early Hollywood Censorship: The Rise & Fall of the Motion Picture Production Code,” April 2, 2012.

Lecture, “Hollywood’s Golden Age: The Rise & Fall of the Studio System,” March 14, 2012.

 

New York Library for the Performing Arts, New York City

Lecture, “Anthony Mann On and Off Broadway,” February 27, 2014.

Lecture, “Early Hollywood Censorship: The Rise & Fall of the Motion Picture Production Code,” May 21, 2012.

 

Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

Moderator, “From Screen to Stage: The Making of Fanny and Alexander,” Nordic Cool 2013 exhibition, Washington, D.C., March 9, 2013.

 

The Brooklyn Brainery

Lecture, “Red Scares and Blacklists: Hollywood vs. Political Dissent,” July 24, 2013.

Lecture, “Times Square Before Disney: Glamor, Sleaze, and Cinema,” July 2, 2013.

Lecture, “Europe vs. The Censors: How the Movies Got Sexier,” February 27, 2013.

Lecture, “Early Hollywood Censorship: The Rise & Fall of the Production Code,” December 4, 2012.

CUNY Bronx Community College/BCC Media Technology and Film Society, Bronx, NY

Lecture, “Product Placement in Film & Television,” March 30, 2011.

Lecture “Hollywood Film Noir,”  October 7, 2009.

 

New York University Stern School of Business, New York City

Lecture, “Product Placement in Hollywood Movies,” October 20, 2010.

 

Columbia University School of the Arts, Film Division, New York City

Lecture, “Museum and Retrospective Film Programming,” February 11, 2011.

 

Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, New York City

Lecture, “New York on Film,” October 6, 2010.

 

Hanson Film Institute/University of Arizona; Tucson, AZ

Lecture, “Ten Essential Directors from Hollywood’s Golden Age,” March 3, 2007.

 

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, Silver Spring, MD

Panel Presenter, “Plenary Session: A Century of Classics in the Cinema,” Classical Association of the Atlantic States, October 4, 2007.

Lecture, “Jim Henson & The Jim Henson Company,” November 20, 2005.

Presenter, OAS Latin American Film Festival Washington, D.C., September 23, 2004.

 

Miscellaneous

Lecture, "Orson Welles: A Brilliant and Turbulent Life," Temple Beth El, Huntington, Long Island, December 5, 2019.

Lecture, "Scorsese & De Niro: An Intense Collaboration," Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly, NJ, October 3, 2019.

Lecture, "Hollywood in The White House," Temple Beth El, Huntington, Long Island, March 27, 2019.

Lecture, "Hollywood on the Campaign Trail," Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly, NJ, February 21, 2019.

Lecture, "The News Media in the Movies: Hollywood Investigates Journalism," MILL II Group, Molloy College, Long Island, February 15, 2019.

Lecture, "Jewish Images on Film," Temple Beth El, Huntington, Long Island, October 18, 2018.

Lecture, "Cold War Hollywood: The Blacklist Years," MILL II Group, Molloy College, Long Island, May 25, 2018.

Lecture, "Hollywood Jewish Images on Film," Riverdale Y, Bronx, NY, February 21, 2018.

Lecture, "Cold War Hollywood: The Blacklist Years," Temple Beth El, Huntington, NY, February 15, 2018.

Lecture, "Filming the Dance: Hollywood Musical Masters," Steps on Broadway, New York, NY, February 11, 2018.

Lecture, "The Therapeutic Power of Cinema," SUN-B Umbrella Network, Brooklyn, NY, December 19, 2017.

Lecture, "Hollywood Jewish Images on Film," Temple Beth Torah, Westbury, NY, November 10, 2017.

Lecture, "Hollywood in The White House," JCC Oceanside , Oceanside, NY, November 6, 2017.

Lecture, "Hollywood in The White House," National Council of Jewish Women/72nd St. Council House, New York, NY, July 13, 2017.

Lecture, "Hollywood in The White House," Riverdale Y, Bronx, NY, April 25, 2017.

Lecture, "The Great Age of Hollywood Musicals," Riverdale Y, Bronx, NY, June 29, 2017 and January 15, 2019.

Lecture, "Hollywood in The White House," Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, New York, NY, March 23, 2017.

Host and post-screening Interviewer, restoration screenings of Anthony Lover films De Düve and Distance, School of Visual Arts/SVA Theatre, New York City, September 30, 2016.

Interviewer, For You Were Once Strangers post-screening filmmaker Q&A, Chelsea Film Festival/Bow Tie  Cinemas, New York City, February 8, 2016.

Speaker, Effective Communication & Public Speaking, American Australian Association, New York, NY , April 23, 2014.

Lecture, “The Role of Film and Video in American Society,” Academy for Educational Development, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2008.

Presenter, Shadow of a Doubt screening, Catholic University, Washington, D.C., February 25, 2008.

Lecture, “Ingmar Bergman in America,” Swedish American Cultural Union, Washington, D.C., January 24, 2008.

Lectures and film screening introductions, “Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! The Fine Art of the Movie Musical,” The Avalon Theatre, Silver Spring, MD: Singin’ in the Rain (July 11, 2007), The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (July 18, 2007), Fiddler on the Roof (July 25, 2007).

Seminar, “Nicholson and Streep: Screen Icons for Our Age,” Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, Washington, D.C., March 15, 2007.

Lecture, “The Jewish Image in Hollywood Film,” Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, April 2, 2006.

Presenter, The Crime of Father Amaro screening, Meridian International Center, Washington, D.C., September 20, 2005.

Panel Presenter, “Dialogue of Cultures: Fulbright Contributions,” 25th Annual Fulbright Association Conference, Washington, D.C., October 12, 2002.

Lecture, “Introducing Children to World Cinema,” Wisconsin Art Education Association, Madison, WI, February 22, 2002.

Lecture, “Marlene Dietrich: A Life on Film,” Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes, Washington, D.C., October 10, 2001.

Panel Presenter, “Art Film Distribution in the United States,” European Union, Washington, D.C., March 30, 2000.

Selected Library Presentations

Lecture, "New York on Film," Northport-East Northport Public Library, Northport, Long Island, January 7, 2020.

Lecture, "Alfred Hitchcock: Behind the Curtain of Suspense," Northport-East Northport Public Library, Northport, Long Island, June 13, 2019.

Lecture, "Hollywood on Hollywood: How the Movies Portray the Movie Business," Greenburgh Public Library, Elmsford, NY, September 21, 2019.

Lecture, "Alfred Hitchcock: Behind the Curtain of Suspense," Northport-East Northport Public Library, Northport, Long Island, June 13, 2019.

Lecture, "New York on Film," Great Neck Library, Great Neck, NY, May 21, 2019.

Lecture, "London on Film," Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, Long Island, May 17, 2019.

Lecture, "Remembering Philip Roth and Goodbye, Columbus," Meadowbrook Women's Initiative, Plainview Public Library, Long Island, May 14, 2019.

Lecture, "The News Media in the Movies: Hollywood Investigates Journalism," Princeton Public Library, Princeton, NJ, February 5, 2019.

Lecture, "The Great Age of Hollywood Musicals," Northport-East Northport Public Library, Northport, Long Island, January 31, 2019.

Lecture, "The Great Age of Hollywood Musicals," Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, Long Island, January 18, 2019.

Lecture, "Frankenstein at 200," Middletown Public Library, Middletown, NJ, October 24, 2018.

Lecture, “Night and the Cities: The Suspense-driven World of Film Noir,” Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, Long Island, September 21, 2018.

Host and post-screening moderator, The Florida Project screening, Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, Long Island, July 10, 2018.

Lecture, "Hollywood in The White House," Great Neck Library, Great Neck, NY, May 22, 2018.

Lecture, "The Media in the Movies," Middletown Public Library, Middletown, NJ, March 24, 2018.

Lecture, "Alfred Hitchcock: Behind the Curtain of Suspense," Hewlitt-Woodmere Public Library, Hewlitt, NY, March 14, 2018.

Lecture, "Alfred Hitchcock: Behind the Curtain of Suspense," Bronxville Public Library, Bronxville, NY, February 12, 2018.

Lecture, "Hollywood in The White House," Peninsula Public Library, Lawrence, NY, February 8, 2018.

Lecture, "Hollywood in The White House," Princeton Public Library, Princeton, NJ, February 6, 2018.

Lecture, "Hollywood in The White House," New Canaan Public Library, New Canaan, CT, January 23, 2018.

Lecture, "Alfred Hitchcock: Behind the Curtain of Suspense," Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library, Matawan, NJ, January 22, 2018.

Lecture, "Hollywood in The White House," Port Washington Public Library , Port Washington, NY, January 19, 2018.

Lecture, "Night & the Cities: The Suspense-driven World of Film Noir," Ridgewood Public Library , Ridgewood, NJ, January 18, 2018.

Lecture, "The Life & Crimes of Alfred Hitchcock," Ramsey Free Public Library , Ramsey, NJ, November 30, 2017.

Lecture, "The Golden Age of Hollywood Musicals," Milford Public Library, Milford, CT, November 15, 2017.

Lecture, "Hollywood in The White House," Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach, NY, November 1, 2017.

Lecture, "Hollywood in The White House," Freeport Public Library, Freeport, NY, uary 5, 2018 and October 25, 2017.

Lecture, "Hollywood in The White House," Seaford Public Library, Seaford, NY, October 24, 2017.

Lecture, "A History of the Hollywood Studios," Peninsula Public Library, Lawrence, NY, October 18, 2017.

Lecture, "Italian Cinema: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow," Harrison Public Library, Harrison, NY, October 16, 2017.

Lecture, "Scorsese & DeNiro: A Cinematic Collaboration," Eastchester Public Library, Eastchester, NY, October 8, 2017.

Lecture, "The Life & Crimes of Alfred Hitchcock," St. Agnes Library , New York, NY, October 7, 2017.

Lecture, "Cold War Hollywood: The Blacklist Years," Harrison Public Library, Harrison, NY, September 25, 2017.

Lecture, "Hollywood Battles Television: Wide Screens & Adult Themes in 1950s Movies," St. Agnes Library, New York, NY, September 9, 2017.

Lecture, "Cold War Hollywood: The Blacklist Years," Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, NY, September 8, 2017.

Lecture, "Cold War Hollywood: The Blacklist Years," St. Agnes Library , New York, NY, August 5, 2017.

Lecture, "Hollywood Battles Television: Wide Screens & Adult Themes in 1950s Movies," Eastchester Public Library, Eastchester, NY, August 4, 2017.

Lecture, "Hollywood in The White House," Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach, NY, July 6, 2017.

Lecture, "Hollywood in The White House," St. Agnes Library , New York, NY, June 3, 2017.

Tours and Touring Programs

Host, “Find the Forgotten, Scandalous History of Midtown Movie Palaces” walking tour of Times Square, SideTour, New York City, March 23, 2013; April 13, 2013; April 27, 2013; June 22, 2013; December 21, 2013.

Lectures, "Film Propaganda," Smithsonian Scholars in the Schools: San Antonio, TX (May 18-19, 2009).

"Film & Television During the 1950s," Smithsonian Scholars in the Schools: Long Beach, CA (March 10-12, 2008).

Lecture, “Animation Exposed,” Smithsonian Week 2006/Arts Council for Long Beach, Long Beach Performing Arts Center, March 8, 2006.

“Long Beach Film History,” Smithsonian Week 2006/Grand Exits Dinner Honoring Mayor Beverly O’Neill, Long Beach, CA, March 6, 2006.

Lecture, “Swing Time,” California State University Long Beach, Smithsonian Week 2006/Arts Council for Long Beach (March 5, 2006).

Lecture, “Swing Time: The Hollywood Musical,” Smithsonian Week 2006/Arts Council for Long Beach, Martha B. Knoebel Dance Theatre, CSULB, March 5, 2006.

Lectures, “The History of Animation,” Smithsonian Scholars in the Schools: Kansas City, MS and Kansas City, KS (November 14-16, 2007); Long Beach, CA (March 7-10, 2006).

Lectures, “The Hollywood Musical During the Great Depression and World War II,” Smithsonian Scholars in the Schools: Edison, NJ (October 22-24, 2001), Peoria, IL (Spring 2003), Louisville, KY (March 12-14, 2003), and Long Beach, CA (March 6-8, 2006).

 

 

Filmmaking

In Production: We Are the Damned. 35mm/B&W

Cimmerian Darkness. 2011/2017, 8 min. 35mm/color.

This Savage Age. 2003, 26 min. 16mm/B&W. 

A Film Over the Eyes. 2000/2017, 7 min. Super-8mm-to-digital/color. 

Smart Bombs. 1991-1994, 7 min./B&W. Super-8mm-to-digital. 

Woman Waiting for a Bus. 1991, 3½ min./B&W. Super-8mm-to-digital.

Hype. 1991, 3½ min./B&W. Super-8mm-to-digital.

 

 

Motion Picture Projection

 

Paradise Theatre, Milwaukee, WI (August 1994 - July 1995)                              

Projected over 60 films for 800-seat repertory cinema in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Operated dual-system Norelco 35/70 projectors. Presentations included 70mm/Dolby/DTS prints, 35mm silent films at varying silent speeds, 1:37:1, CinemaScope, and 1:85:1 ratios, and nitrate archival prints.

 

EDUCATION

 

SUNY Empire State College, New York, NY

BA in Cultural Studies