MFA to Screen Professor's Documentary


For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism, a film by Gerald Peary, a professor of Communication and Journalism, film critic, and film programmer, is showing at the Museum of Fine Arts Sept. 9-13, 2009.

The film had its world premier in March at the South by Southwest Film Festival, or SXSW, in Austin, Texas, and has won accolades in showings across the country and internationally. 

Peary's film was featured in SXSW’s prestigious Spotlight section alongside Spike Lee’s Passing Strange and Greg Mottola’s Superbad.

Peary directed and wrote For the Love of Movies, which was produced by his wife, Amy Geller and narrated by actress Patricia Clarkson. Peary and Geller interviewed many of America’s best-known film critics, who speak intimately and humorously on film about how and why they became reviewers. They weigh in about the rich, 100-year history of American criticism and passionately discuss the sublime and unusual movies that thrilled them and helped form their aesthetic.

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