Janet Cutler is the co-editor of Struggles for Representation: African American Documentary Film and Video (2000). Her publications include “Su Friedrich: Rewriting the Rules,” in Women’s Experimental Cinema (2007), “Don’t Say Mammy: Camille Billops’s Meditations on Motherhood” in Motherhood Misconceived (2009), and “Reclaiming the Black Family: Charles Burnett, Julie Dash and the ‘L.A. Rebellion'” in The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film (2011). Her scholarly interests focus on American independent film (avant-garde and documentary), African-American cinema, and films by and about artists. She teaches courses on New Hollywood cinema, American independent cinema, documentary cinema, and major directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese and Pedro Almodovar.
Art Simon is the author of Dangerous Knowledge: The JFK Assassination in Art and Film (2nd printing 2013). He is co-editor of The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film Volumes I-IV (2012) and American Film History: Selected Readings Vol.I & II (2016). His Special Features Commentary, in collaboration with Robert Sklar, for the DVD of Kid Galahad, is part of Humphrey Bogart: The Essential Collection. His scholarly interests include the history of American film and Jewish-American cultural history. He teaches courses on American film history, the politics of Hollywood cinema after WWII, the film avant-garde, and major directors such as Orson Welles, John Ford and Howard Hawks.
Alex Lykidis has published essays on the films of Laurent Cantet, Michael Haneke, and Giorgos Lanthimos, among others. His scholarly interests include global cinema, neoliberalism, multiculturalism, art cinema and political filmmaking traditions. He teaches courses on global film history, contemporary art cinema, immigration and cinema, American independent cinema, and major national cinemas.