Chris Robé is an associate professor of film and media studies. His articles regarding media activism have appeared within various journals such as Jump Cut, Cinema Journal, and Journal of Film and Video. His article, "'Because I Hate Fathers, and I Never Wanted to Be One': Wes Anderson, Entitled Masculinity, and the 'Crisis' of the Patriarch" appears within the anthology Millennial Masculinity: Men in Contemporary Cinema. Two most recent articles are: "When Cultures Collide: Third Cinema Meets the Spaghetti Western" in the Journal of Popular Film and Television and "Anarchist Aesthetics and U.S. Video Activism" for Jump Cut.
He has written two books: Left of Hollywood: Cinema, Modernism, and the Emergence of U.S. Left Film Cutlure (2010) and Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas.
In his spare time he agitates for his friendly faculty union.
None of his views reflect that of his employer.
This film's ability to balance character-driven stories with didactic critiques against the racist practices that haunt our daily lives speaks to a sophisticated outlook rare among first-time directors.