Faculty MemberAudrey Kupferberg


Phone: (518) 442-4020

Fax: (518) 442-4807

Campus office: FA323, M 4 to 5:15 pm and W 5:30 to 6:45 pm

Areas of Expertise: Film History


Audrey Kupferberg is a Lecturer at the University at Albany, where she teaches courses in film history in the Art Department.

She also is a film and video consultant, archivist, and appraiser, and has been Director of the Yale University Film Study Center and Assistant Director of the National Center for Film and Video Preservation at the American Film Institute.  During her tenure at AFI, she also served as Moving Image Archivist and as Project Director of The American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films.  

Her film commentary can be heard on WAMC (Northeast) Public Radio.  Additionally, she is a Film Consultant to the Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College and is a frequent lecturer at film screenings presented at the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie and at Mohawk Valley Library System venues.

Kupferberg is an alumnus of the University at Albany, class of ’71, and holds a Masters Degree in Cinema Studies from New York University.

With her husband and creative partner, Rob Edelman, she has co-authored several books, including Matthau: A Life; Angela Lansbury: A Life on Stage and Screen; and Meet the Mertzes, a dual biography of I Love Lucy’s Vivian Vance and William Frawley.  She has written essays for and entries in The International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers; St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture; Women Filmmakers and Their Films; St. James Women Filmmakers Encyclopedia; Leonard Maltin’ s Family Film Guide; Magill's Survey of Cinema; and
Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Screenwriters.