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The Incredible Shrinking (Expanding?) Film Critic Profession

Type Panelfilm panel
Venue: Austin Convention Ctr (Room 16AB)
About: Long-time print film critics are being laid off left and right in the current newspaper crisis. At the same time, thousands of people are weighing in on movies on the Internet. Is this the best time ever for criticism? Or is this the end of an era, with the most qualified and literate critics being fired and retired? And what does all of this mean for independent and arthouse cinema? Professional reviewers from both the Web and traditional newspapers will share their optimistic and pessimistic thoughts.

Speaker Info: Gerald Peary (Dir/Writer, For the Love of Movies:The Story of American Film Criticism), Karina Longworth (Film Blogger, Spout), Scott Weinberg (Managing Editor, Cinematical/FEARnet), Marjorie Baumgarten (Sr Film Editor, Austin Chronicle), Shawn Levy (Film Critic, The Oregonian)
URL http://sxsw.com/film/talks/schedule/?action=show&id=FP060241
Tags film panel




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