Jesse Bishop is the Programming Director of the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul. Bishop began his career with the Film Society in 2007 as a projectionist at the Oak Street Cinema and moved into a senior programming position with the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival and the Society in 2011. Bishop is a fan of movies and people that rock.
A film publicist by trade for over 10 years, Maureen Masters served as Magnolia Pictures head of regional publicity for the past 5 years and is currently involved in freelancing and her own documentary project. She earned a BA in Journalism as well as a Masters in Communications, writing independent film reviews and working in film publicity throughout the country. Additionally, she has mentored young aspiring filmmakers, as well as served on many prominent film festival juries and panels.
Born and raised in small town South Texas, Rambo has been living and building bridges from Texas to the Midwest. He is a vinyl enthusiast and movie junkie. Rambo is also one of the folks responsible for the rare record dance night HOTPANTS that has had an 7-year stretch in the Twin Cities. On the southern tip of Texas, Rambo has created a new scene with Alamo City Soul Club in San Antonio catering to the sounds of rare chicano soul and funk from the deep south. Currently, Rambo has been helping with music programing at Bedlam's Lowertown Theatre and just finished "Collective Noise", a musical youth project with outdoor shows in northside Minneapolis and East St. Paul.
Pamela Espeland is the Artscape columnist for MinnPost, covering arts and culture news and events in the Twin Cities and beyond. She also writes for the Star Tribune, National Public Radio and mnartists.org, blogs at bebopified.com, and is an Art Hound for Minnesota Public Radio. She watches John Frankenheimer’s “Ronin” at least once every year.
Simon Peter Groebner
Simon Peter Groebner is a features editor for the Star Tribune, editing travel, style and arts & entertainment coverage. For eight years he was the editor of Vita.mn, the now-defunct Twin Cities weekly, and he has written for City Pages and Rolling Stone. He was a founding member of the University of Minnesota's Radio K, and longtime host of its local-music show "Off the Record." He holds the plausible claim to being the only person who has attended every Sound Unseen since 1999, though this is unverifiable. Finally an SU juror for the first time, Simon likes progressive rock, karaoke and bicycling, and lives in Minneapolis.