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Richard Peña

Richard Peña

Professor of Professional Practice in Film in the Faculty of the Arts
School: 
School of the Arts
Department: 
Film Program
Office: 
513B Dodge Hall
Email: 
rap4@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-854-2875
Appointments
  • Program Director, Film Society of Lincoln Center
  • Director, New York Film Festival
  • Co-host, Channel 13’s weekly Reel 13
Biography

Richard Peña has been at Columbia since 1989, becoming full time in 1996 and being named Professor of Professional Practice in 2003; from 2006 - 2009 was a Visiting Professor in Spanish at Princeton University. Mr. Peña has also served as the Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Director of the New York Film Festival from 1988 to 2012. At the Film Society, he has organized retrospectives of Michelangelo Antonioni, Sacha Guitry, Abbas Kiarostami, Robert Aldrich, Gabriel Figueroa, Ritwik Ghatak, Kira Muratova, Youssef Chahine, Yasujiro Ozu, Carlos Saura and Amitabh Bachchan, as well as major film series devoted to African, Chinese, Cuban, Polish, Hungarian, Arab, Korean, Japanese Soviet and Argentine cinema. He is also currently the co-host of Channel 13’s weekly Reel 13.

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