S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate

S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate
Writer and editor, professor for religious studies
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S. Brent Rodríguez-Plate (b. 1966) is an author, speaker, editor and university lecturer whose books include: A History of Religion in 5½ Objects, Blasphemy: Art that Offends and Religion and Film: Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World. His essays have been published in Newsweek, Slate, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Christian Century, The Islamic Monthly, and the Huffington Post, among others. He is a board member of the Interfaith Coalition of Greater Utica, NY, executive director of the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life, and editor of Cross-Currents magazine. He is an adjunct professor at Hamilton College, NY.


S. Brent Rodriguez Plate, President of the Ecumenicval Jury in Locarno 2021, reflects on the festival experience and comments on films which were discussed in the jury extensively.
Being on the jury for a film festival, and allowing oneself to be transported into films, means risking a potentially radical disorientation. Jury member S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate reports about the Berlinale 2017.


15.02.2024 to 25.02.2024
04.08.2021 to 14.08.2021
09.02.2017 to 19.02.2017