R.J. LaForce is a film programmer and professor in Austin, TX with a focus on genre, Classical Hollywood cinema, and American independent cinema. He has worked in the programming and creative departments for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the Austin Film Society, SXSW, and Fantastic Fest. Currently he works as an assistant programming manager for Rooftop Cinema Club. In a past life he also worked on numerous film and TV productions.


Trying to put his degree from the University of Texas into good use, he has taught RTF courses at Austin Community College since 2018. Outside of film and film-adjacent activities he enjoys playing and watching soccer and basketball, doing crosswords, and watching old game show episodes on Buzzr.

Ronald LaForce
Assistant Adjunct Professor