Adam Cook

MyFLIX Curator

Adam Cook is a film critic and programmer from Vancouver currently based in Toronto. He works as a Programming Associate at the Toronto International Film Festival, as Programming Consultant for Hot Docs, and is the curator of Future//Present, a program at the Vancouver International Film Festival highlighting emerging Canadian independent filmmakers. Adam is a former Editor and Director of Programming for MUBI. He has written for The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, VICE, Film Comment, Sight & Sound, Cinema Scope, Fandor, Little White Lies, Filmmaker Magazine, Cineaste, and Brooklyn Magazine among other outlets. He eats meat, takes naps, roots passionately for the San Antonio Spurs and by existential obligation for the Vancouver Canucks, and privately prefers music to cinema.

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