Annettte Insdorf


Annette Insdorf is the Director of Undergraduate Film Studies at Columbia University and a professor in the Graduate Film Division of the School of the Arts (for which she was Chair from 1990-95). Dr. Insdorf is the author of Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski (which has just been reissued by Northwestern University Press), Francois Truffaut, a Study of the French Director’s Work, and the landmark study, Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust.

Her most recent book is Philip Kaufman, which Leonard Maltin called “a thoughtful, scholarly study of one of Americaʼs most underrated filmmakers.” Her commentaries can be heard on many DVDs. She has interviewed over one hundred film celebrities in her popular Reel Pieces series at Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y.