Robert A. Emmons Jr.

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Documentary Filmmaker, Educator
Location New Jersey, United States
Introduction Robert A. Emmons Jr. is a digital documentary filmmaker. His films include Enthusiast, Wolf at the Door, YARDSALE!, Goodwill, and De Luxe. Goodwill screened as part of the Smithsonian exhibition: Our Journeys/Our Stories: Portraits of Latino Achievement at the NJ Historical Society and won Best Homegrown Documentary at the 2008 Garden State Film Festival. In 2009 he received Mexico’s Lindbergh-Carranza International Goodwill Award as a Messenger of Peace for his work on Goodwill. From Feb. to Aug. of 2010 Emmons created two short docs a week. The 52 short docs formed the weekly internet series MINICONCEPTDOCS. His scholarly work focuses on media, documentary, and comic books and includes Who's Responsible Here? Media, Audience, and Ethics (Cognella 2009), The Encyclopedia of Documentary Film (Routledge, 2005), Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools (Univ. of Minn. 2007), and The Encyclopedia of Latino and Latina History (Facts on File, TBP). Emmons teaches media courses at Rutgers University-Camden where he is also the Associate Director of the Honors College. He is currently working on a new documentary about Fredric Wertham and comics in the 50’s called Diagram for Delinquents.
Interests Documentary Film, Comic books, Graphic Novels, Popular Culture
Favorite Movies Fog of War, Burden of Dreams, F for Fake, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, Medium Cool, White Diamond, Darjeeling Limited.
Favorite Music The Avett Brothers, Will Oldham, THe Black Keys, Joanna Newsome
Favorite Books Portrait of a Romantic, Picture of Dorian Gray, Edwin Mullhouse, Fun Home, Asterios Polyp, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay