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Richard Pena

professor, film, Columbia University

Richard Pena is an Associate Professor of Film at Columbia University, where he specializes in film theory and international cinema. He is currently the program director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the director of the New York Film Festival. Pena is the host of Conversations in World Cinema on The Sundance Channel, and, in January 2001, he was named Officier of the French Order of Arts and Letters. He is the faculty partner for The Film Language Glossary, an innovative teaching tool for the study of film, designed to enhance screenings, readings, lectures, and discussions throughout the duration of a course.