Kevin B. Lee
Kevin B. Lee is a filmmaker and critic who has made over 300 video essays exploring film and media.
His award-winning Transformers: The Premake was named one of the best documentaries of 2014 by Sight & Sound Magazine and played in several festivals including the Berlin Film Festival Critics Week.
In 2017 he is the first-ever Artist in Residence of the Harun Farocki Institute in Berlin.
He was named one of the Chicago New City Film 50 in 2013, 2014 and 2016.
He initiated Young Critics Programs at the 2015 Hawaii International Film Festival and the 2016 Cairo International Film Festival.
He is Chief Video Essayist at Fandor, was supervising producer at Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies, and has written for The New York Times, Sight & Sound, Slate and Indiewire.
He teaches film and media studies at universities, including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Goethe Universitat Frankfurt.
Kevin B. Lee presented a tour through the key works of his own career as well as other important milestones and developments of the video essay and was Werkleitz Visiting Artist on April 6 in 2017.