David Ansen

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David Ansen was the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Film Festival from 2010 until 2014. He was a reviewer and senior editor for Newsweek, where he served as the movie critic from 1977 through 2008, and has continued to contribute to the magazine in a freelance capacity. He came to Newsweek after several years as the chief film critic at 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]

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He is a 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]


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