Bio

Dr. Vincent Piturro is an Associate Professor of Cinema Studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver and holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. His areas of study include Westerns, Science Fiction, Documentaries, and Italian Cinema. Recent publications include a book chapter on The Ballad of Little Jo in the edited collection Love in Western Film and Television, an international journal article on Documentary Film Rhetoric, an essay on the Jim Jarmusch film Only Lovers Left Alive, and a book chapter on gays in Westerns in the upcoming edited volume The New Western. He writes a film review column for The Front Porch, a Denver neighborhood paper, and he is connected to the film industry through film festivals, film societies, and personal relationships with filmmakers and others in the business.

From left to right: Academy Award-nominated director Jennifer Redferan, Dr. Piturro, and Academy Award-winning director Daniel Junge.

From left to right: Academy Award-nominated director Jennifer Redferan, Dr. Piturro, and Academy Award-winning director Daniel Junge.

Dr. Piturro with Kief Davidson

Dr. Piturro (standing) with Academy Award-nominated director Kief Davidson.

Daniel Junge with Dr. Piturro

Academy Award-winning director Daniel Junge, Oscar and Dr. Piturro.

Kief Davidson with Dr. Piturro

Academy Award-nominated director Kief Davidson and Dr. Piturro.

Bernie Slowey and Dr. Piturro

Director Bernie Slowey and Dr. Piturro.