Emerson Los Angeles Faculty
Jim is both a film scholar and film/video maker with extensive publications and production experience. He has published articles in Wide Angle, Jump Cut, The Journal of Film and Video, and Film History. In spring 2002, he published The Autobiographical Documentary in America through the University of Wisconsin Press.
His filmography includes a mix of autobiographical, documentary, and experimental films and videos, most of which have been exhibited at major film festivals in the United States and Europe. His autobiographical film, I Am Not an Anthropologist, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and an experimental work, Lightplay, won several awards at U.S. film festivals. Jim has also been a film/video curator at the UCLA Film and TV Archive and Harvard Film Archive and is the Co-Founder of the Boston Irish Film Festival. He is currently completing a film on adoption, family and death.