Introducing Guest Blogger Brian Frye
I’m pleased to welcome guest blogger Brian L. Frye (VAP, Hofstra) for the month of May. Brian received a B.A. in Film Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.F.A. in Filmmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law. After law school, he clerked for Justice Richard B. Sanders of the Washington Supreme Court and Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. After clerking, he joined the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
Frye’s scholarship focuses on civil procedure, the judicial process, art law, and nonprofit organizations. His most recent paper, “The Fortas Film Festival“, uses the story of “Flaming Creatures” and the failed Fortas nomination to illustrate the historical development of the obscenity doctrine.
Frye has also published film and art criticism in many books, magazines and journals, including The New Republic, Film Comment, and Cineaste. His films have shown at many museums and festivals, including the 2002 Whitney Biennial, the New York Film Festival, and the San Francisco International Film Festival.