I’m James Kenney
I write and I teach (for the City University of New York and St. John’s University) and I raise some kids with my wife. I saved the only copy of Peter Bogdanovich’s final film, SQUIRRELS TO THE NUTS and returned it to him seven years after he shot it. The film premiered at the New York Museum of Modern Art in March 2022 and I have been presenting it around the world, with screenings across the U.S., and in London and Melbourne in 2023. I am currently working in getting Gee Malik Linton’s director’s cut of DAUGHTER OF GOD, starring Keanu Reeves and Ana De Armas, exhibited, with its U.S. theatrical premiere in April 2023 at the Wisconsin Film Festival. I am also working on books about my experiences with Peter and SQUIRRELS and on De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, my favorite film studio of all time. Trivia: I wrote a piece on Michael Pare that he personally thanked me for, and then he blocked me on Twitter because he was a Trump supporter. I still like Mike! My work and research has been featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and Sight and Sound magazine.