Village Voice Film Critic J. Hoberman Joins Harvard Faculty

Cambridge, MA (February 5, 2007) – A series of films curated by the Village Voice’s senior film critic, J. Hoberman, is now open to the public at the Harvard Film Archive until February 28.

The collection, “Poetic Horror, Pop Existentialism and Cheap Sci-Fi: Cold War Cinema 1948–1964,” debuted at the Boston Cinema Series at the famous Brattle Theater this weekend. At Harvard University, where he is a visiting lecturer this spring, Hoberman is teaching a class by the same name.

The course will examine attempts by filmmakers to address post-war tension and guilt in the aftermath of World War II.

Since 1983, Hoberman has made his home at the Village Voice, picking up a National Book Critics Award nomination along the way, as well as top honors from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies’ Alt-Weekly Awards and high praise from his peers.

Hoberman is “one of the few film writers whose work has no expiration date,” according to The New York Times. The Washington Post has called him “the best of the working film press.”

A former Guggenheim fellow, Hoberman received his MFA at Columbia University and is affiliated with New York University and Cooper Union.

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