LitFilm is a film festival about writers presented by the Brooklyn Public Library, February 20 - 25, 2018. Get an inside look at the private lives and artistic processes of James Baldwin, William S. Burroughs, Mahmoud Darwish, Joan Didion, Diane di Prima, Vaclav Havel, Gabriel García Márquez, Arthur Miller, Yukio Mishima, Susan Sontag, Alice Walker and more, through inspiring documentaries and films ranging from the 60s to now. All screenings are free but require reservations.

The six-day event will also see appearances by filmmakers Rebecca Miller, Griffin Dunne, Karen Thorsen and Douglas K. Dempsey; as well as actors and writers like Najla Said, and more.

 

Upcoming

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

Fri, Feb 23   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents film LitFilm

Documentary, dir. by
Pratibha Parmar
US, 2013, 90 min.

Writer, self-confessed renegade and human rights activist, Alice Walker made history as the first black woman to win the...

Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

Fri, Feb 23   8:00 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents film LitFilm

Documentary, dir. by Justin Webster
US, 2015, 89 min., Spanish with English subtitles

How did a boy growing up in the poverty and violence of northern Colombia become a writer who...

Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Sat, Feb 24   3:00 pm to 4:15 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents film LitFilm

Documentary, dir. Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Kelcey Edwards
US, 2012, 62 min.

The film explores the fascinating birth, evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. It introduces audiences...

Write Down, I am an Arab

Sat, Feb 24   5:00 pm to 6:15 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents film LitFilm

Documentary, dir. by Ibtisam Mara’ana
Israel/Palestine, 2014, 73 min., Arabic with English subtitles

A fascinating look at the life and work of Palestinian national poet and one of...

Featured Event

Burroughs, the Movie

Sat, Feb 24   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents film LitFilm

Documentary, dir. by Howard Brookner
US, 1983, 90 min.

Made up of footage filmed over the course of 5 years, the documentary charts the development of William S. Burroughs’ unique...

Past Events

James Baldwin: Price of the Ticket

Thu, Feb 22   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents film LitFilm

The Woman with the Five Elephants

Thu, Feb 22   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents film LitFilm

Arthur Miller: Writer

Wed, Feb 21   7:30 pm to 9:15 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Arts and Culture BPL Presents film LitFilm

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