On March 6, I stepped down from my role as the chairman of the Faith and Film Critics Circle.
It was not a difficult decision: With all of the increasing demands on my time from the Through a Screen Darkly and Auralia’s Colors projects, it became obvious to me that I didn’t have the time or resources to be an effective leader for that particular endeavor anymore. I probably should have stepped down six months ago.
As I look back at the annual list of films we’ve celebrated, I’m still impressed at the group’s discernment and the interest in excellence and vision. I respect the work of each member of that group, and I’m sorry to have to dial down my involvement with them.