Anthony Kinik

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University
MA, Film Studies, University of British Columbia
BA, English/Film & Communications, McGill University

Office: SBH 335
905-688-5550 x6397

Anthony Kinik is a film studies professor whose areas of specialization include documentary film, experimental film, and cinema’s complex relationship with the urban environment.

Together with Steven Jacobs and Eva Hielscher, he recently co-wrote and co-edited a collection entitled The City Symphony Phenomenon: Cinema, Art, and Urban Modernity Between the Wars (Routledge 2019). This book is the most comprehensive study to date on on this remarkable international cycle of experimental documentaries.

Kinik was a community radio disc jockey in Vancouver and Montreal for nearly a decade, and remains passionate about popular music in many – but certainly not all – of its varieties to this day. This fascination with popular music was recently channeled into a new course on the so-called rockumentary.

He is also an avid food enthusiast and an accomplished cook. His food blog “…an endless banquet” was one of the very first in Canada, and his food writing has appeared in Food & Wine, Gourmet and elsewhere.

Since joining the CPCF Department in 2016, Kinik has been a member of the Brock University Film Society’s programming committee.

He is currently working on a book on sixties Montreal as a cinematic city.

I’m interested in supervising projects in the areas of:

  • documentary representation
  • cinema and the city
  • Quebec national cinema
  • experimental & avant-garde cinema
  • film & popular music
  • Forthcoming: Kinik, A., “Minimum and Maximum Rock ’n’ Roll: Nick Cave, the Bad Seeds, and Rockumentary Form From The Road to God Knows Where (1990) to 20,000 Days on Earth (2014),” Images and Sounds of Fury: Mapping the Rockumentary, eds. Gunnar Iverson and Scott Mackenzie, TBD.
  • Forthcoming: Kinik, A., “Errol Morris, The New York Times, and Op-Docs as Pop Docs,” Reclaiming Popular Documentary, eds. Christie Milliken and Steve Anderson, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
  • Kinik, A., Steven Jacobs, and Eva Hielscher, eds. (2019), The City Symphony Phenomenon: Cinema, Art, and Urban Modernity Between the Wars, iNew York and London: Routledge/American Film Institute Film Readers.
  • Kinik, A. (2016), “Walkers in the City: Literature, Film, and the Figure of the Flâneur in New York City,” New York, New York!: Urban Spaces, Dreamscapes, Contested Territories, ed. Sabine Sielke, Frankfurt: Peter Lang Verlag.
  • Kinik, A. (2014), “Celluloid City: Montreal and Multi-screen at Expo 67,” Reimagining Cinema: Film at Expo 67, eds. Janine Marchessault and Monika Kin Gagnon, McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • Documentary film
  • Authorship & auteurism
  • Film genres
  • Film & popular music
  • Film history & theory