Columbia College Chicago

Cinema Art and Science

Ron Falzone

Associate Professor

1104 S Wabash, Rm 301
Phone: (312) 369-6597


Ron Falzone is an award-winning screenwriter and associate professor in the Cinema Art + Science at Columbia College Chicago. The host of two screening series, Talk Cinema and Cinema Slapdown, he is a twelve-time Artist in Residence at The Ragdale Foundation and a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship in Screenwriting as well as IAC Finalist Awards for his screenplays Hope’s Dash and Unity in Love. In 2012 he was nominated for best screenplay for Close Quarters at the Midwest Film Festival.  Films he has written and/or co-produced have screened in festivals around the world including the Cannes Film Festival Short Films Corner, Chicago International Film Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, Friars Club Film Festival and LA Shorts Comedy Festival.  Prior to moving into film, Falzone spent 20 years in the theater where, among other positions, he served as artistic coordinator of the Organic Theater, producing director for City Lit Theater, and artistic director for both The Chamber and Open Circle Theater Company.  Among his publications are monographs on the filmmakers Harold Ramis, Todd Solondz, Margarethe von Trotta and Patrice Chereau.  Falzone holds an MFA in Directing from the School of Speech at Northwestern University and a BA in Film from Columbia College Chicago.     

Teaching Interests

Cinema Studies, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Melodrama, Films of the 1940s and 1950s, Douglas Sirk, Billy Wilder, Preston Sturges, Michael Powell, Otto Preminger, Ernst Lubitsch

Research Interests

Nazi Germany, Unity Mitford, Art theft in the Second World War, Mid-Century American Cinema, Romantic Comedy, Italy

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