The Idea of Walt Disney

Our second FEED event featured Chief Curator of The Museum of the Moving Image, David Schwartz, in conversation with Lucas Hnath. Their conversation ranged around all sorts of interesting ideas about Disney — the Man and the Myth.

David Schwartz
joined the Museum of the Moving Image in 1985. He is responsible for curating, organizing, and overseeing the Museum’s wide-ranging film and video programs, which include independent and Hollywood films from the silent era to the present, experimental films, documentaries, animation, and other forms of the moving image. He is Editor-at-Large of Moving Image Source (www.movingimagesource.us), the Museum’s online publication.  Schwartz is also a Visiting Assistant Professor in Cinema Studies at Purchase College, and the host of the Westchester Cinema Club. Schwartz was the Director of Programming for the 1998 Hamptons International Film Festival. He has written numerous freelance articles about film for publications including The Washington Post and Newsday, and he has been a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the MacDowell Colony for the Arts, and the Independent Television Service. Prior to joining the Museum, Schwartz was a programmer at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, New York. He received a B.F.A. from the Film Program at SUNY Purchase.

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