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Philip A Hallman
Phil has a background in film history and holds degrees in film studies and library science. He has strong interests in film exhibition, particularly drive-in movie theaters, and film festivals.
He is responsible for building and collecting the libraries’ books and periodicals collections related to cinema studies. He has worked with students and faculty from various Screen Arts & Cultures classes and helped to co-curate exhibitions drawn from the Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers collections. Recent exhibits included The Many Hats of Robert Altman (2013), Sayles Pitch: John Sayles, Author, Auteur, Independent (2014), and Orson Welles: Beyond the Canon and Into the Archives (2015).
Additionally, he works annually with the Cinetopia International Film Festival to present symposia and film festivals celebrating Michigan's Mavericks. Recent celebrations included: Almannerisms: Conversations Celebrating the Opening of the Robert Altman Archive (2013), Declarations of Independence: John Sayles as Author, Auteur, Founding Father (2014), and Wellespring: A Centenary Celebration of the Inexhaustible Inspiration of Orson Welles (2015).