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The Moviegoer is the University of Pennsylvania's only film and media criticism publication. We are a student-run blog dedicated to providing insightful coverage of popular culture. The Moviegoer is generously sponsored by The Kelly Writers House. If you are interested in joining, please email hanmayer@sas.upenn.edu

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HANNAH LAZAR

Editor in Chief

Hannah Lazar is a senior majoring in Cinema and Media Studies, with minors in Consumer Psychology, Art History, and Creative Writing. In her spare time, she loves to write and draw, watch horror and animated movies, and cook. Her favorite movies are The Grand Budapest Hotel, What We Do in the ShadowsSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Parasite.

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TAMAR LILIENTHAL

Head of Copyediting

Tamar is a sophomore studying Cinema and Media studies. When she's not writing, Tamar loves to play piano, sing, and hang out with friends on (*sigh*) Zoom calls. Her favorite movies are Saving Mr. Banks and La La Land

SHANA VAID

Head of Press Outreach

Shana is a senior studying English with a minor in Philosophy. She primarily enjoys horror films and wants to pursue a career in publishing. Her favorite movies are UsSwallow, and Drag Me To Hell

HAYLEY SUSSMAN

Managing Editor

Hayley is a junior studying Computer Science. When she's not cramming for an exam she can be found making late night runs to Insomnia or bingeing BBC crime dramas. Her favorite movies include Manchester by the Sea, Room, and anything starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

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SYDNEY JUDGE

Treasurer, Head of Podcasting

Sydney Judge is a senior studying Communication and Consumer Psychology. She is passionate about filmmaking and spends most of her time outside of class working on projects. Her favorite movies are Singin' in the Rain, The Social Network, and Up.

GABY BONINA

Social Chair

Gaby is a sophomore in the College planning on majoring in Economics with minors in Consumer Psychology and Hispanic Studies. When not watching movies, she loves to take photos, listen to 80s-post-punk and alternative music, and skateboard around  while trying not to wipe out - essentially, being the main character of a Greta Gerwig film. Her top four movies are La La Land, The Godfather, Back to the Future, and The Graduate

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