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Moxie Cinema welcomes Joe Dull as new Executive Director

Longtime film professor and nonprofit professional Joe Dull will take the reins as the new Executive Director at the Moxie Cinema starting May 1.

“Simply put, I love movies. Much of my life I’ve made movies, watched movies, and helped others to learn about them,” said Dull. “Getting the chance to lead The Moxie is a dream.”

Dull is an award-winning filmmaker, educator, and social media director. Recently transplanted to Springfield from Southern California, he's worked with several local nonprofits to craft video documentaries and help tell their stories.

“We had a very strong pool of candidates, but Joe really stood out,” said Stephanie Stenger, President of the Moxie Cinema Board of Directors. “We were looking for an
energetic, adaptable movie lover to take the Moxie into the future and we are thrilled that Joe fits that description perfectly.”

Dull replaces Mike Stevens, who helped transition the Moxie to a non-profit in 2010.

“I will be around to make sure the transition goes smooth but having worked with Joe for the past week, I am confident the Moxie will be in good hands,” said Stevens.

The Moxie also promoted longtime staffer Shay Rainey to the newly created role of Theater Manager. “I am excited to step into this role as the Moxie holds a special place in my heart,” said Rainey, who has worked at the Moxie since 2013. “We have so much going for us right now: Joe’s energy and passion; a fantastic staff; and, of course, a huge community of film lovers that support us.”

The Moxie is a two-screen non-profit movie theater in Downtown Springfield, MO. Since opening in 2004, it has grown into a mission-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to enriching their community through the power of film to engage, educate and inspire.