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David Sterritt

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David Sterritt, chairman of the National Society of Film Critics, is film critic of Tikkun magazine and David Sterritt with Films in Focus on WHDD radio and He is also chief book critic of Film Quarterly, a member of the editorial board of the Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and a regular contributor to Cineaste magazine. In addition he is professor emeritus of theater and film at Long Island University, past chair of the Columbia University Seminar on Cinema and Interdisciplinary Interpretation, and former film and cultural critic of the Christian Science Monitor, where he was a staff writer for almost forty years. His writing on film has appeared in dozens of publications including Cahiers du Cinéma, the New York Times, the Huffington Post, CounterPunch, the Hitchcock Annual, the New Review of Film and Television Studies, Senses of Cinema, the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Film-Philosophy, and he has contributed many book chapters and essays for reference works. He was a member of the New York Film Festival selection committee for many years and has served on film-festival juries in Moscow, Vienna, Toronto, and elsewhere. He has lectured at such venues as the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Harvard University Film Archive, and has done commentaries and essays for DVD releases from the Criterion Collection, New Yorker, and other outlets. His books as author and editor include The Films of Alfred Hitchcock (1993), Mad to Be Saved: The Beats, the ‘50s, and Film (1998), Jean-Luc Godard: Interviews (1998), Guiltless Pleasures: A David Sterritt Film Reader (2005), The B List (2008), and The Honeymooners (2009).

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