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H. James Gilmore

Visiting Filmmaker, Flagler College

H. James Gilmore is a documentary filmmaker who focuses on issues of history and culture, including the transformation of suburban America (Chronicle of an American Suburb, 2002); the economic collapse of Detroit (Men at Work: Voices From Detroit's Underground Economy, 2012); and the amazing women who broke through the glass ceiling of professional poker (Cracking Aces: A Woman's Place at the Table, 2018). His new feature-length documentary Fielding Dreams: A Celebration of Baseball Scouts recently screened at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY and will have its public premiere at the Sarasota Film Festival.

Gilmore worked for a number of broadcast organizations, including The Christian Science Monitor and New Hampshire Public Television. He holds a M.A. in Broadcasting and Film from the University of Iowa and a B.A. in Theatre and Political Science from Kalamazoo College. He is the executive producer of Acadia Pictures, an independent documentary production company he founded in 1995. A retired Clinical Professor of Journalism and Screen Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Gilmore is currently Visiting Filmmaker in the Cinematic Arts program at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.


  • –present
    Visiting Filmmaker, Flagler College
  • 2008–2022
    Clinical professor, University of Michigan-Dearborn