Ronni Monsky

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Ronni Monsky has had a varied career but her love of film has been a mainstay throughout her life. She studied human development at Cornell University, received a Master’s in teaching at Columbia University, and got her psychology doctorate from Pace University. Through the years she has been a teacher, PR writer, advertising copywriter, film reviewer and now a psychologist. Traveling has always been significant in her life – circumnavigating the globe on her honeymoon which included trekking in the Himalayas and living on a houseboat in India. She lives in Hillsdale, N.Y., with her husband Stanley, daughter Saskia and her philosopher/dog Xhabbo.

Articles by Ronni Monsky

AT THE CINEMA: ‘Love and Mercy’

Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 - If you weren’t a Beach Boys fan when you walked into this movie, you may have a new appreciation for them when you leave.

Berkshire International Film Festival: Day 3  

Monday, 1 Jun 2015 - One of the most anticipated movies of the festival was Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict. Peggy had a spirited, curious and brave nature. This led her to open galleries in Paris, New York, and London; finally settling in Venice. Her many lovers introduced her to the significant avant garde artists in Europe.

Day 2: Berkshire International Film Festival

Sunday, 31 May 2015 - The story of "Madina's Dream" is heartbreaking with the subjects of the film trying to survive in refugee camps but being constantly bombarded daily by “the airplanes.” The commander of the rebel army says, “They shoot at us and kill us. We shoot at them and kill them. This is the way.”

On film: The Berkshire International Film Festival celebrates 10th anniversary

Thursday, 28 May 2015 - There is something special about seeing a movie in our community that hasn’t been seen by the general public yet and also meeting the filmmakers and actors involved in the film. Discussing the films, going to Q and A’s, hearing producers and directors discuss the joys and trials of getting their films made are the best parts of this film festival. I love seeing feature films before they have been dissected in the press and my current obsession is documentaries.