About Richard Peña

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Confessions of a Festival Academic

Richard Peña has been at Columbia University since 1989, becoming full time in 1996. He has also served as the Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Director of the New York Film Festival since 1988 (approaching his 25th year). His lecture will provide the challenges and benefits of combining these two impressive careers.

More information on the screenings in the series Cinema Maldito—On the Margins of Brazilian Cinema can be found here.

The series was programmed by Richard Peña. The series and his visit are sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Latino Studies Program, Department of Communication and Culture, Black Film Center/Archive, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the IU Cinema.

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