Projectionist, Richard Bauer holds a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from Washington University and has been the chief projectionist for the Webster Film Series since its inception over 25 years ago. He has also donated his time and expertise to Ragtag Cinema in Columbia, MO, the Saint Louis International Film Festival, and the Jewish Film Festival, among others. Because of our changeover 35mm projection system and Dick Bauer’s expertise, we are one of only a few venues in the country entrusted with rare archival and irreplaceable film prints.
Program Director, James Harrison has been the Program Coordinator for the Film Series since 2004. He studied Film Production at Webster University and has over 20 years of experience in the film industry. He has worked with the St. Louis Film Office and the St. Louis film community. He has taught at Webster University and St. Louis Community College Meramec. Harrison has been a member of judging panels for the St. Louis International Film Festival Documentary and Shorts programs, 48 Hour Film Festival, and International Documentary Challenge. He produced, shot, and edited independent documentary films, which have appeared on HEC, PBS and The Discovery Channel. Harrison brings to the Film Series a professional background in production, an extensive knowledge of the technology of film, and an enthusiasm and love for the medium.