How have you all been? I write you today what will be the final post here at Out 1 Film Journal. This will likely not come as a surprise, as the site has been pretty inactive for a while. But I wanted to write here both to make it official, and to provide a short reflection along with an update.
I started Out 1 in Fall 2007 when I moved to New York City for an MA Program in Film Studies at Columbia University. This week, almost a decade later, I successfully defended my PhD in the History of Art department at The Ohio State University. I will be relocating this summer to Rochester, NY with my wife. The journal has been there all through this process. Having reached the culmination of it, I feel it is an appropriate time to close up shop.
I hope there have been posts, discussions, and reviews that will continue to be of value to some of you out there. I'll continue to pay my dues to keep the site active as an archive of the writing that has been published here over the last decade.
Thank you to Brandon, Chuck, and all the other writers and contributors. Thank you to the Columbus Film Critics Association (COFCA) for allowing me to join your ranks. Thank you to every person who has ever taken the time to be a reader. I truly appreciate your time, your thoughts, and your support. You are what made this site important and alive all of these years. Thanks to all of you from the bottom of my heart.
Here's to you all, and to whatever comes next.