Miriam Bale

Miriam Bale — Miriam Bale is a New York-based film programmer and writer. Before working in film, she was a music industry talent scout in London and a museum arts educator in California. She has organized film programs at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Anthology Film Archives, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Maysles Film Institute, 92Y and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Her criticism and interviews have appeared in Film Comment, Moving Image Source,, Filmmaker and The L. She edits the online feminist film journal Joan’s Digest, and the founding director of the La Di Da Film Festival.

Adam Nayman

Adam Nayman — Adam Nayman is a film critic for the Grid and Cinema Scope in Toronto. He has contributed articles to the Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Village Voice, LA Weekly, Reverse Shot, EYE Weekly, and the Walrus. He is a programmer for the Toronto Jewish Film Society and has his M.A. in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto. He teaches documentary film courses at Ryerson University.


Nicolas Rapold — Nicolas Rapold is senior editor at Film Comment magazine and a contributor to The New York Times. His writing on documentary and other cinema has also appeared in Sight & Sound, the Village Voice, and Artforum. He co-programs the Overdue series at the 92YTribeca and programmed a 10th-anniversary screening of “Love & Diane” at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Tom Roston

Tom Roston — Tom Roston writes about movies, pop culture, and life in his hometown, New York City. He started out at The Nation magazine, worked at Vanity Fair for three years, and then spent ten years, mostly as a senior editor, at Premiere magazine. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York, Food Republic, Spin, Elle, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, Manhattan, and The Hollywood Reporter, among other publications. In addition to freelance work, he writes a weekly blog about documentaries for PBS’ award-winning POV website.