In September 2015, I was invited to co-introduce a film for Turner Classic Movies (TCM) alongside Ben Mankiewicz. I chose to discuss the 1936 film, Theodora Goes Wild, starring Irene Dunne and Melvyn Douglas. I chose this film for several reasons, because I met two significant people when I had screened the film in the past–one of these people being Irene Dunne’s granddaughter, Ann-Marie.
Here is my initial interview:
After the film was played on TCM, this exit interview followed:
After these segments aired, TCM sent me this great thank-you package! I encouraged my students to tune in for some extra credit, so TCM sent me a little “extra credit,” too.
In addition to my film pursuits, I also teach Film and English at the high school level. Below is an article that details how my experiences and passions shape my film study course.