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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
Documentary, dir. by Bartek Dziadosz, Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth & Tilda Swinton
US, 2016, 90 mins
In 1973, philosopher, storyteller, artist, and radical humanist John...
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...