Joining The Film Society’s Richard Peña and critics Scott Foundas, J. Hoberman and Melissa Anderson, Dennis Lim was just announced as the newest member of the New York Film Festival selection committee, charged with helping to choose the approximately twenty plus features that will make up the 2009 slate.
“Dennis is one of the most original voices in film criticism,” said Peña, program director at The Film Society and NYFF selection committee chairman. “Comfortable with an exceedingly wide range of films, he brings fresh and often surprising points of view to his writing on cinema that challenges traditional orthodoxies.”
Dennis Lim is the editor of Moving Image Source, the online publication of the Museum of the Moving Image. He writes frequently for The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times and was a film critic at The Village Voice from 1998 to 2006, as well as its film editor from 2000 to 2006. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics, and he teaches in the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at New York University.
Congratulations to the selection committee’s newest member!