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David Ansen

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David Ansen
OccupationFilm critic

David Ansen is an American film critic. He was a senior editor for Newsweek, where he served as film critic from 1977 to 2008 and subsequently contribute to the magazined in a freelance capacity. Prior to writing for Newsweek, he served as chief film critic for Boston's The Real Paper. Ansen appeared in This Film Is Not Yet Rated.[1]

Ansen has also written several documentaries for television: on Greta Garbo (for TNT), Groucho Marx (HBO), Elizabeth Taylor (PBS), and the Ace Award-winning All About Bette (Bette Davis) for TNT. He was on the selection committee of the New York Film Festival from 1990 to 1998.[1]

From 2010 to 2014, he was the artistic director of the Los Angeles Film Festival. In 2015, Ansen was named lead programmer of the Palm Springs International Film Festival.[2]

Awards and affiliations[edit]

Ansen is a current or previous member of the New York Film Critics Circle, the National Society of Film Critics, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and is a three-time winner of the Page One Award from the Newspaper Guild of New York.[1]


  1. ^ a b c David Ansen biography, Archived March 15, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, New York Film Critics Circle
  2. ^ Saval, Malina (December 17, 2015). "Critic David Ansen Transitions to Lead Palm Springs Programmer". Variety. Retrieved December 16, 2020.

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