Film professor Peter Brunette dies unexpectedly
June 16th, 2010
Film professor Peter Brunette died June 16 while attending the Taormina Film Festival in Italy. He was 66. Messages appeared on Twitter expressing sorrow over Brunette’s death, including one from film critic Roger Ebert noting the passing of a “friend, colleague, and good man.” The aperture cinema, an independent theater in downtown Winston-Salem wrote, “He was a great friend to us and will be missed.”
Brunette, a respected and well-known film historian, author and critic, joined the faculty in 2004. He was a Reynolds professor of film studies and director of the film studies program.
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