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Kristine Samuelson

Kristine Samuelson

Professor Emerita
Documentary Film and Video


Kristine Samuelson is the Edward Clark Crossett Emerita Professor of Humanistic Studies and has taught in the Documentary Film and Video Program for over thirty years.  She is also a documentary essayist; her films (made in collaboration with John Haptas) include TOKYO WAKA, BARN DANCE, THE DAYS AND THE HOURS, RIDING THE TIGER, THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT, EMPIRE OF THE MOON, and WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME.  These works have been screened at festivals throughout the world, from Sundance and San Francisco to London, Mannheim, Sao Paolo, India, Australia, and South Korea.  They have appeared on PBS and cable television and at museums including New York MOMA.  TOKYO WAKA had a recent theatrical run at the Film Forum in New York.  Professor Samuelson was nominated for an Academy Award for ARTHUR AND LILLIE and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Her work has been supported by artist fellowships from the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, the Victoria College of Art in Melbourne, the US-Japan Friendship Commission, and the California Arts Council.

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Jan 14 2020 | Stanford News
Kristine Samuelson, the Edward Clark Crossett Emerita Professor of Humanistic Studies, and Stanford alumnus John Haptas have earned an Oscar nomination for best documentary...