Michael Lerman: Curating Film Festivals in Philly, Palm Springs, and Toronto

Michael Lerman: Curating Film Festivals in Philly, Palm Springs, and Toronto

Michael Lerman is the Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Film Festival, and has been for the last 8 years. He’s also the Artistic Director of the Palm Springs Film Festival, and is a Programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). In this episode, you’ll hear how Michael, who was born and raised in Philly, got his start in film curation as a college student who just really loved movies.

He’ll share the story of how he worked his way into programming at the world’s biggest film festivals, including one of the most prestigious ones in Toronto.

And, we’ll talk about how, in the new world of Netflix, there’s still nothing quite like seeing a film in a sold-out theater.

 

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