Christopher Llewellyn Reed is Professor and Chair of the Department of Film and Moving Image at Stevenson University, and is a film critic, filmmaker and longtime educator. A brand-new member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) and a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic, Chris is lead film critic at Hammer to Nail, an online magazine devoted to independent cinema; film critic at Film Festival Today; the host of Dragon Digital Media’s award-winning "Reel Talk with Christopher Llewellyn Reed"; a regular film commentator for the "Roughly Speaking” podcast with Dan Rodricks at The Baltimore Sun; an occasional writer for the online magazine BmoreArt; and the author of Film Editing: Theory and Practice. In addition, since January, 2018, he is one of three co-creators of The Fog of Truth, a podcast devoted to documentary cinema.
Over the years, Professor Reed has worked on numerous award-winning films as director, cinematographer, and editor. He holds a B.A. from Harvard University, in Slavic Languages and Literatures (concentration in Russian), an M.A from Yale University, in Russian and East European Studies (concentration in Russian Film), and an M.F.A. from the Graduate Film Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Chair/Professor | Film & Moving Image
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_ TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS / NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
M.F.A. in Film Production received May, 2003. Awarded competitive Teaching Assistantship.
Extensive coursework in all aspects of filmmaking.
_ YALE UNIVERSITY
M.A. in Russian and East European Studies received December, 1993.
Studied history of Russian cinema and theater. Awarded competitive
four-month fellowship for Master’s Thesis research at Moscow State University
on the films of Andrei Tarkovsky.
_ HARVARD UNIVERSITY
B.A., magna cum laude, in Slavic Languages and Literatures received June, 1990.
Significant coursework in Russian language. Wrote academic thesis on works of Nikolai Gogol.