Kate is a filmmaker, historian, writer and professor. After earning her Ph.D. in History and M.F.A. in film, both at Columbia University, she has been teaching film history at Sarah Lawrence College, the Fierstein Graduate School of Cinema, and at Brooklyn College. Currently, she is working on several projects about women: a book on the cinema of Barbara Kopple, and a history of Phoebe Hearst and the Coming of Age of San Francisco, 1860-1919. She also writes reviews for Film International, and serves as a juror and moderator at the Middlebury Film Festival.
We talked a lot about how women are left out of the canon in film schools. And for young people in school, they need to start questioning why there aren’t any women on the syllabus. It’s probably not conscious exclusion, it’s just the way it’s always been. Let’s change that.
You can find out more about Kate on her website here: www.khearst.com.