Jim HealyDirector of Programming
Jim Healy began his position as Cinematheque Director of Programming in October, 2010. From 2001-2010, he was Assistant Curator, Exhibitions in the Motion Picture Department at George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. Prior to that, he was a Film Programmer for the Chicago International Film Festival. From 2007-2019, Jim wasthe American Programming Correspondent for the Torino Film Festival in Turin, Italy. For the annual Wisconsin Film Festival, Jim served as Director of Programming from 2011 to 2021, and he continues to participate as a contributing programmer.
Jeff Smith is a Professor of Film Studies in the Department of Communication Arts. He is the author of two books: The Sounds of Commerce: Marketing Popular Film Music (1998, Columbia University Press) and Film Criticism, the Cold War, and the Blacklist: Reading the Hollywood Reds (2014, University of California Press). He also is a co-author, along with David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson, of the 11th, 12th, and 13th editions of Film Art: An Introduction and the 5th edition of Film History: An Introduction. He specializes in the study of post-war American cinema with a particular focus on film music and film sound. He also is a regular contributor to the Criterion Channel's "Observations on Film Art" series of video essays.