We are thrilled to welcome our friend and colleague Rob Nelson to the Walker Film/Video blog! Rob is a member of the National Society of Film Critics and the recipient of three awards each from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he has studied film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, has taught film courses at St. Cloud State University and the University of Minnesota, and has served on film festival juries in Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Vancouver. For five years he was the curator of Get Real: City Pages Documentary Film Festival, which he co-founded with City Pages publisher Mark Bartel in 2001. His writing currently appears in Film Comment, Cinema Scope and Mother Jones, and has been featured in Spin, The Village Voice, The Boston Phoenix, LA Weekly, New York Newsday, and The Independent Film and Video Monthly. In 2005, his reviews of “In the Mood for Love” and “Eyes Wide Shut” were reprinted in The X List (Da Capo Press). He is a regular attendee of the Cannes, New York, Full Frame and Sundance film festivals.