Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Associate Professor, College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University
Alice Bullitt has been at BMFI since July 2005. In 2002, she received a B.A. in English from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and an M.A. in English Literature and Film Studies from California's Claremont Graduate University in 2005.
Alice curates portions of BMFI's repertory program comprised of retrospective film series on specific subjects and directors, film festival screenings, academic film lectures, one-time screenings of new releases with filmmaker Q&A, and many other culturally stimulating events. Alice has also taught courses for BMFI's Film Education program, including From Page to Screen: The Literary Adaptation.
Alice's special areas of interest include melodrama, feminist criticism, and adaptation theory, and she is a great admirer of the work of Brian De Palma and Judd Apatow.
Communication Department and Associate Director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, Villanova University
Director of Education, BMFI
Andrew J. Douglas earned his B.A. from Brandeis University, where he majored in American Studies and completed the Film Studies and Journalism Programs. He spent the next year in New York City, working as a film critic, before heading to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned his M.A. in Communication Studies.
Following a position there as a visiting lecturer, Andrew went to Northwestern University, where he received a Ph.D. from the Department of Radio/Television/Film. His areas of focus were American film history, film theory and genre theory.
In addition to teaching at UNC and Northwestern, Andrew has been a visiting assistant professor at Whitman College in Washington and a member of the adjunct faculty at Dominican University outside of Chicago. Some of the subjects he has taught include Film Criticism, Film History, Screenwriting, Media Criticism, Film and Popular Culture, Television Culture and Gender and Media.
Andrew has presented papers at the annual conferences of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and the International Association of Media and History and has written for The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television and The Business History Review, published by Harvard Business School.
Since 2008, in addition to his full-time duties at BMFI, Andrew has been a Professorial Lecturer in the English Department of Cabrini College, where he designs and teaches their film studies courses. Andrew has also been invited to give talks before a number of Philadelphia's artistic and cultural organizations, including the Violette de Mazia Foundation, the Philadelphia Theatre Company, Bryn Mawr College's Colloquium in Visual Culture, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Andrew has been interested in the cinema since childhood and has been committed to film education since he first arrived at Brandeis and learned that one could take (and teach) classes in film studies. "While growing up in a small town, I was not aware that there was more to film appreciation than going to the movies. I certainly didn't know it was possible to receive an education in film studies. One of the great things about BMFI is that it provides area school children, high school students, and interested people of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to pursue their interests in the cinema in ways that go beyond, but certainly include, viewing. It is very rewarding to be a part of this process."
Intellectual Heritage Program,
Maurizio Giammarco received his M.A. in Creative Writing and Ph.D. in English from Temple University and has taught at the university for eighteen years. From 2005-2007 he taught drama, acting, rehearsal and production, and writing at Rosemont College, where he was also the theater program director. During his tenure there, he produced the one-act play festival and directed the school's annual spring production. From 2007-2009, in addition to teaching at Temple University as a full-time lecturer in the Intellectual Heritage Program, he was a visiting professor at Haverford College, where he taught introductory and advanced courses in fiction writing, as well as classes in screenwriting, terrorism in international film, and food and society.
His articles, theater and film reviews have appeared in The Temple News, Reel Visions, City Weekly Paper, and The Journal of Modern Literature. He has been a judge for the Philadelphia Writers' Conference for the last seven years, in which he has evaluated manuscripts for the Playwriting and Screen/Scriptwriting, Novel, and Non-Fiction categories.
Maurizio has written and directed short films, both fiction and documentary, which have been shown at university festivals, as well as in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Italy, and Sicily. In 1994, he received an award from the Hunger Task Force of the Diocese of New Jersey for his documentary on hunger, a work distributed and shown throughout the Garden State. Maurizio has also composed music for a number of his films.
Associate Professor of English and Founding Director of the New India Forum,
Film Studies Program, Yale University
Marc Lapadula is a full-time lecturer at Yale University, where he runs the Screenwriting Program in the Film Studies Department. He also lectures and conducts screenwriting and film analysis workshops on both the graduate and undergraduate levels at the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University. In addition, he has offered seminars at Columbia University Graduate Film School and the Screenwriting Series at the Smithsonian Institution.
Marc has also been a consultant for film producers and New Line and Paramount studios. He produced the film Angel Passing, starring Hume Cronyn, which was screened at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival and won the Grand Jury Award at WORLDFEST, the Houston International Film Festival. Marc also co-produced the film Mentor, starring Rutger Hauer, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2006.
Author and Film Critic
Christopher Long received his M.F.A. in Screenwriting and MA in Film Studies at Chapman University in Orange, CA. He works as a freelance film critic and writes for Cineaste magazine, DVDTown.com, and anyone else who will pay or, in most cases, not pay. He has a keen interest in the New German Cinema, Stanley Kubrick, documentary theory, and structuralist cinema. He has watched 2001: A Space Odyssey more than 50 times and almost has it figured out now.
Master Teacher, See · Hear · Feel · Film
Carol Macatee received her B.S. in Secondary English and her Master of Education degree from West Chester University, and has taught in area public and private schools for nearly twenty years. In addition, she has been awarded two grants to study at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, and an Eisenhower grant to study the watershed area along Valley Creek in Valley Forge Park.
For the past four years, Carol has spent part of her summer judging high school literary magazines for the National Council of Teachers of English. Carol has enjoyed her work with See · Hear · Feel · Film since it began at BMFI in 2005 because, as she explains, "The program is exciting and rewarding to teach. Not only is it an innovative educational experience for the children, each class brings with it its own dynamics, keeping all of the adults involved on their toes."
Associate Professor of Media & Communication and Director of Film Studies, Muhlenberg College
Dr. Perlmutter has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, the Tyler School of Art , and Temple University. She is the author of articles on cinema and cultural criticism for scholarly and popular journals including The Georgia Review, The Minnesota Review, Film Quarterly, CineAction, Film Comment, Film Criticism, Postscript, Quarterly Review of Film Studies, and Canadian Journal of Film Studies. She travels widely and reviews film festivals for Film Journal International and Film Festival Journal.
Valerie Temple, Programming and Community Outreach Coordinator, has been with BMFI since December 2008. In 2003, she received a B.A. in Studio Art and Drama from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and in 2008, an M.F.A. in Film Production from Boston University.
Valerie makes up half of the programming team for BMFI's One Night Only screening series, a mid-week film program comprised of retrospective film series on specific subjects and directors, film festival screenings, film lectures, one-time screenings of new releases with filmmaker Q&A, and many other culturally stimulating events. She also moderates a monthly film discussion group that meets in the afternoon on the third Friday of every month to talk about one of the main attraction films currently playing at the theater. In addition, Valerie serves as a guest moderator for BMFI's Film History Discussion series.
Valerie's special areas of interest are as eclectic as she is, and include documentaries, musicals, screwball comedies, lowbrow comedies, and science fiction films. She is also a fan of the films of David Cronenberg, Billy Wilder, and the Maysles Brothers.
Associate Professor of English and Co-Director of the Honors Program, Cabrini College