Gerald Peary

Gerald Peary (born October 30, 1944) is an American film critic, who has been a reviewer and columnist for the Boston Phoenix since 1996. He was formerly (1998–1999) the Acting Curator of the Harvard Film Archive and is currently the General Editor of the University Press of Mississippi Conversations with Filmmakers Series. Since 1997, he has been the programmer/curator of the BU Cinematheque at Boston University's College of Communication, bringing independent filmmakers to show their works. He has programmed for the Institute of Contemporary Art-Boston, the Vancouver International Film Festival, and currently, he helps choose films for the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival. His cinema articles have appeared in many newspapers, including the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Toronto Globe and Mail, Chicago Tribune, and The Real Paper. Peary has also contributed to numerous magazines, including Film Comment, Cineaste, Sight & Sound, the Boston Review, Flare, and Maclean's. Peary is a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics, the National Society of Film Critics, and FIPRESCI (the International Film Critics Association).


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