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Susan Kerns

Columbia College Chicago
Assoc Professor, Film & TV
I am a filmmaker, Chicago Feminist Film Festival co-founder, editor of ReFocus: The Films of Susan Seidelman, the first book devoted to her work, an intimacy coordinator for independent films, author of numerous academic articles, associate provost of a small liberal arts college with an excellent film program, and a professor. I also work in acquisitions with Questar Entertainment out of Chicago. I'm a producer on the forthcoming repro-rights documentary No One Asked You, which follows Lizz Winstead and her organization Abortion Access Front, as well as the feminist true crime documentary Uncoiled and two horror projects: a VR experience, Scapegoat, and a 16mm feature, Communicable. I am vocal about making the film industry more humane, honest to a fault, and currently very much enjoying Maria Bamford's book Sure, I'll Join Your Cult.