Geoff Pingree

  • Professor of Cinema Studies and English
  • Director of Cinema Studies
  • Co-Director, Apollo Outreach Initiative
  • Co-Director, Apollo Center of Media Education and Production
  • Faculty Advisor for the Journalism Integrative Concentration

Areas of Study

Education

  • PhD, University of Chicago
  • MA, University of Chicago

Biography

Geoff Pingree is an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer, and photographer. He directs StoryLens Pictures, a nonprofit organization that makes independent documentary films about pressing social issues in order to promote education, encourage public dialogue, and enable change. For a full biography, see https://storylens.org/team.

Fall 2021

Cinematic Storytelling Workshop — CINE 295
Video Production Workshop II: Documentary Production — CINE 320
Cinematic Storytelling Workshop — CRWR 365

Notes

Rian Brown-Orso and Geoff Pingree's Film Reviewed in Journal

January 11, 2020

Associate Professor of Cinema Studies Rian Brown-Orso and Professor of Cinema Studies and English Geoff Pingree's documentary film, The Foreigner's Home was reviewed by Shahram Khosravi, professor of anthropology at Stockholm University, in the journal Anthropology News.

Film by Rian Brown-Orso and Geoff Pingree Released on Amazon Prime

November 7, 2019

The Foreigner's Home, a film about Toni Morrison at the Louvre, directed by Associate Professor of Cinema Studies Rian Brown-Orso and Professor of Cinema Studies and English Geoff Pingree, was just released on Amazon Prime. The pair were also interviewed about the documentary by CAN Journal.

Geoff Pingree's Documentary Film Awarded Grand Jury Prize

October 18, 2019

Geoff Pingree's feature documentary film, The Return of Elder Pingree – Memoir of a Departed Mormon, was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Lonely Seal International Film, Screenplay & Music Festival in Boston on October 13, 2019.

The Grand Jury Prize awarded by the Lonely Seal International Film, Screenplay & Music Festival consists of $118,000 of in-kind production support for the director's work, including one year of international film distribution; a dedicated custom page hosted on the festival’s website for twelve months, showcasing both the film and the filmmaker; and a targeted marketing campaign and showcase for the film at the Cannes Film Festival in 2020.

Rian Brown-Orso and Geoff Pingree Speak as Invited Guests

February 28, 2019

Associate Professor of Cinema Studies Rian Brown-Orso and Professor of Cinema Studies and English Geoff Pingree were invited guests to Columbia University's Institute for Research on African-American Studies on March 7, 2019 to speak about their documentary film, The Foreigner's Home.

Rian Brown-Orso and Geoff Pingree Screen Film

January 3, 2019

Associate Professor of Cinema Studies Rian Brown-Orso and Professor of Cinema Studies and English Geoff Pingree screened The Foreigner's Home on Saturday, January 5 in conjunction with the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. The film also screens on January 16 in Los Angeles at the Hammer Museum's Billy Wilder Theater.

Rian Brown-Orso and Geoff Pingree Interviewed by International Film Festival Rotterdam

February 6, 2018

Associate Professor of Cinema Studies Rian Brown-Orso and Professor of Cinema Studies and English Geoff Pingree were interviewed about their film The Foreigner’s Home in a blog post for the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

News

Alumni Collaborate on Feature Documentary Film 'Fireboys'

August 6, 2021

Cinema Studies alumni Drew Dickler and Jake Hochendoner are codirectors of a documentary that tells the story of incarcerated men who are fighting the deadliest and largest fires in California's recent history. The film was released on VOD on August 3.