L'Atalante: Media Legacy - Richard von Busack

L'Atalante - Richard von Busack

L'Atalante: Media Legacy - Richard von Busack

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Having once described David Lynch’s Inland Empire as if “playing the viewer’s spine like a xylophone,” Richard von Busack has always dedicated himself to maintaining his passion as a film lover. His unique brand and wit eloquently lend themselves to his loyal followers, and the mutual respect between himself and his readers has made him one of the most reliable voices in film journalism. He is the rare literary and journalist whose tastes and appreciations span a diverse array of content, form, and genre. Yet, von Busack also brings a Silicon Valley-esque disdain for the pretentious or commonplace, but an enjoyment for work of impact or that’s just plain fun. He knows what it means to be a film fan, as well as a critic. Rather than praise or trash a film, he prefers to express a film’s mood and style and let the readers decide whether or not they might enjoy the movie. Von Busack, the chief film and literature writer for Metro Newspapers and a member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, has been the guiding voice of Silicon Valley’s audiences and a champion of global artists for over two decades. Von Busack has also connected audiences with more Cinequest Film Festival film premieres, innovations, and events than anyone-so it is fitting that Cinequest bestow its Media Legacy Award on the beloved writer and journalist, Richard von Busack. – Michael Rabehl