Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Brandon Harris has worked in the world of American Cinema as a studio executive and film director, critic and programmer, screenwriter and educator. Formerly a Development Executive for Amazon Studios, where he oversaw productions such as Master (2022) and The Voyeurs (2021) and acquisitions such as Blow the Man Down (2020) and Time (2020), Harris's lauded writings about cinema, politics, culture, and the intersections between them have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Guardian, VICE, The Daily Beast, Variety, N+1, The New Inquiry, Brooklyn Rail, In These Times, Hammer to Nail, and Filmmaker Magazine, where he remains a contributing editor. Harris, formerly the festival programmer at the Indie Memphis Film Festival, is the director of Redlegs (2012), a New York Times Critics Pick. His genre bending mix of memoir and history Making Rent in Bed-Stuy, released in 2017 by Amistad Books, is a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and was named a Vogue Magazine book of the year.
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