The Kamla Show: Annette Insdorf
- Kamla Bhatt
- Informational Talk Show
- Dr. Annette Insdorf is an author, teacher and a film historian, who teaches at Columbia University and prior to that she taught at Yale University. To say that she lives and breathes films would be an understatement. Dr. Insdorf is consumed by films and she shares how she got hooked to films while she was a grad student at Yale University. I caught up with Dr. Insdorf at the 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival where she won the Mel Novikoff Award. In this wide ranging interview we talk to her about her fascination with films and how she prepares for her interviews with filmmakers that are held at Manhattan's 92Y. We also speak to her about er books, her childhood and how her parents influenced her especially her mother. Dr. Insdorf has written a handful of books on films and filmmakers like" Francois Truffaut," " Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowsk" and "Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes." We talk to her about her latest book on film openings and how she came to write the book. Dr. Insdorf was born in Paris and moved to New York as a child. She studied at Queen's College and Yale University.