"the cinema is cruel like a miracle" - frank o'hara

cynthia lugo



cynthia lugo is a new york-based writer, arts enthusiast, and an incorrigible cinephile. she has curated programs for the museum of the moving image in astoria, new york and has served as an organizer for the providence french film festival. she holds an m.a. in modern culture and media from brown university and a b.a. in english and art history from bryn mawr college. her interests include documentary film, photography, contemporary art, postmodern fiction, advertising, urbanism, and new media. above all, she is passionate about the exploring the relationship between the media that connects us outwardly and the content that moves us inwardly.



the cynephile



providence french film festival
february 27–march 8, 2007 &
march 6–12, 2006 at cable car cinema

click to enlarge


candid cameras: real life on film
april 16–may 8, 2005 at the museum of the moving image
"real life" by j. hoberman (village voice, april 12th, 2005)


mira nair retrospective
august 21–29, 2004 at the museum of the moving image

click to enlarge



the living room candidate
an online archive of presidential campaign commercials


sloan science cinémathèque
an online archive of films that enhance the public's understanding of science


a class wiki designed to promote discussion of course materials


selected publications

an essay:
"the politics of poetry: joris ivens's rain and the spanish earth"
.pdf ~ 1.40mb


a review:
"an utterly modern moma"
.pdf ~ 0.48mb


an interview:
"every film is an irrational thought": an interview with chris chan lee


an article:
"mauvais coups contre les indies," cahiers du cinema, may 2009
.pdf ~ 3.22mb



cynthia margot lugo





  © 2009. all rights reserved.