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October 5 – 11, 2020

LitFilm—BPL’s popular film festival about writers, now in its fourth edition—offers an inside look at writers’ private lives, artistic processes and political struggles through inspiring documentaries and films. The weeklong event features panel discussions and talks with many featured filmmakers and writers.

Full lineup to come. Times subject to change.

LitFilm: A BPL Film Festival about Writers is made possible with support from WarnerMedia.

 

Upcoming Events

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Mon, Oct 5   7:00 pm to 9:30 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
US, 2019, 120 mins

An artful and uplifting documentary on the life of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. From her...

Featured Event

Roberto Bolaño: El ultimo maldito

Tue, Oct 6   7:15 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by José Luis López-Linares
Spain, 2010, 57 mins
Spanish, with English subtitles courtesy of Brooklyn Public Library

Roberto Bolaño’s work is among the most...

Innocence of Memories: Orhan Pamuk's Museum & Istanbul

Wed, Oct 7   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Grant Gee
UK, 2012, 93 mins

In 2012, British film-maker Grant Gee and Orhan Pamuk started collaborating on a documentary about Istanbul and Pamuk’s world. The...

The Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Wed, Oct 7   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Arwen Curry
US, 2018, 53 mins

A breathtaking journey through the life of the late feminist writer Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018), who forever transformed American...

Sneak Preview: The Capote Tapes

Wed, Oct 7   7:15 pm to 9:15 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Ebs Burnough
US, 2019, 91 mins

This is a sneak preview before the film appears in theaters. Newly discovered interviews with friends of Truman Capote made by The...

The Gospel According to André

Thu, Oct 8   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Kate Novack
US, 2017, 84 mins

American journalist André Leon Tally is one of the most influential tastemakers and fashion curators of our times. Weaving together...

Mack the Knife: Brecht's Threepenny Film

Thu, Oct 8   7:00 pm to 9:15 pm   Virtual

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Feature film, dir. by Joachim A. Lang
Germany, 2018, 129 min

Provocative, outrageously colorful and merging fact with fiction, Mack the Knife is about a film which was never made....

Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky

Fri, Oct 9   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

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Animation/documentary, dir. by Michel Gondry
France, 2013, 88 mins

Innovative director Michael Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) uses brilliant, lively animations to...

The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

Fri, Oct 9   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Bartek Dziadosz, Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth & Tilda Swinton
US, 2016, 90 mins

In 1973, philosopher, storyteller, artist, and radical humanist John...

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

Fri, Oct 9   8:15 pm to 9:30 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Nicholas D. Wrathall
US, 2013, 89 mins

A controversial, fascinating and wholly entertaining portrait of Gore Vidal (1925-2012), the last lion of the age of...

Past Events

Pablo Neruda ¡Presente!

Sun, Mar 24   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Sat, Mar 23   7:30 pm to 10:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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