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An Eye for Film

Submitted by Arts & Sciences Web Team on June 4, 2018 - 5:00pm
Justin Roach outside the Varsity Theater in Seattle's University District.
Justin Roach

It started with Martin Scorcese.

Justin Roach always enjoyed going to the movies, but watching Scorcese’s Goodfellas in high school, he realized films could be more than simple entertainment. “That was my first dive into more sophisticated stuff,” he says. “I’ve probably seen that film upwards of ten times.”

Despite his interest in film, Roach (BA, Cinema and Media Studies, 2018) came to the UW intending to major in business. He enrolled in business courses but also took courses in astronomy, cinema, philosophy, and other disciplines before deciding to major in cinema and media studies. The major is in the Department of Comparative Literature,...

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