Irina Leimbacher

Irina Leimbacher is Visiting Faculty in the School of Film/Video at CalArts. She came to CalArts subsequent to leaving a tenured position in New Hampshire, and working as a film curator at San Francisco Cinematheque, both for over a decade. She holds a Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies from UC Berkeley, and her research/writing focuses on nonfiction and experimental moving images, and particularly on testimony in film.. She has presented papers at numerous SCMS and Visible Evidence Conferences; she has curated programs of film for the Pacific Film Archive, SFMOMA, MoMA, Cinematheque Ontario, I-House in Philadelphia,  Amherst College, Brattle Theatre and festivals such as SF International Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival and Montreal's Festival du Nouveau Cinéma. Her articles have been published in Discourse, Film Comment, Bright Lights Film Journal, Release PrintMillennium Film Journal as well as in edited books on Bay Area experimental film,  on ethnographic filmmaker Robert Gardner, or on early sound documentary.  Examples of critical writing can be found at https://keene.academia.edu/IrinaLeimbacher