Annette Insdorf


Annette Insdorf is a Professor in the Graduate Film Program of Columbia’s School of the Arts, and served as Director of Undergraduate Film Studies for 27 years. From 1990 to 1995, she was Chair of the Graduate Film Division. She taught film history and criticism at Yale University from 1975 till 1988. Dr. Insdorf is the author of Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski; Francois Truffaut, a study of the French director’s work; and the landmark study, Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust (with a foreword by Elie Wiesel). Her most recent book is Philip Kaufman, which Leonard Maltin called “a thoughtful, scholarly study of one of America’s most underrated filmmakers.” Her commentaries can be heard on many DVDs, and she has interviewed over 200 film celebrities in her popular “Reel Pieces” series at Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y.