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LitFilm 2023 Keynote: My Name is Pauli Murray Screening & Talkback with director Betsy West

Mon, Feb 13   7:00 pm to 10:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Documentary, dir. by Julie Cohen, Betsy West
U.S., 2021, 93 min

They are one of the most influential figures in American 20th century history. It’s time you learn their name. Pauli Murray was a legal trailblazer whose ideas...

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LitFilm 2023 Keynote: My Name is Pauli Murray Screening & Talkback with director Betsy West

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LitFilm 2023: The Satanic Verses: 30 Years On

Tue, Feb 14   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Documentary, dir. by Steven Grandison
U.K., 2019, 60 min

The publication of Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses in 1988 sparked a culture war in Britain between those in the Muslim community who considered the book...

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LitFilm 2023: The Satanic Verses: 30 Years On

LitFilm 2023: Joyce Carol Oates: A Body in the Service of Mind

Tue, Feb 14   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Documentary, dir. by Stig Björkman
U.S., 2021, 89 min

Joyce Carol Oates has written over one hundred novels in a variety of genres in her award-winning career. Years of friendship and tireless research gave director Stig Björkman...

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LitFilm 2023: Joyce Carol Oates: A Body in the Service of Mind

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LitFilm 2023: Searching for Winnetou

Wed, Feb 15   6:30 pm to 7:15 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Documentary, dir. by Drew Hayden Taylor
Canada, 2018, 44 min

The documentary explores the controversy surrounding cultural appropriation of indigenous culture in an innovative, hilarious, unnerving, yet inspiring way. For years Drew...

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LitFilm 2023: Searching for Winnetou

LitFilm 2023: Jodorowsky’s Dune

Wed, Feb 15   8:00 pm to 9:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Documentary, dir. by Frank Pavich
U.S./France, 2014, 90 min

The documentary follows cult Chilean film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed attempt to adapt and film Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel...

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LitFilm 2023: Jodorowsky’s Dune

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LitFilm 2023: Wittgenstein

Thu, Feb 16   6:00 pm to 7:15 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Comedy-drama, dir. by Derek Jarman
U.K./Japan, 1993, 75 min

A humorous portrait of one of the 20th century’s most influential philosophers, Wittgenstein is a visually stunning and profoundly entertaining work about modern philosophy...

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LitFilm 2023: Wittgenstein

LitFilm 2023: Bright Star

Thu, Feb 16   8:00 pm to 10:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Drama, dir. by Jane Campion
U.K./Australia/France, 2009, 119 min

Written and directed by Academy Award winner Jane Campion, Bright Star is a riveting drama based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats (Ben...

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LitFilm 2023: Bright Star

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LitFilm 2023: The Strangest Stranger

Fri, Feb 17   6:00 pm to 7:15 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Documentary, dir. by Magnus Bärtås
Sweden, 2017, 73 min

In Haruki Murakami's novel Kafka on the Beach, a mysterious man appears, who calls himself Johnnie Walker. Is he modelled on Tokyo-based art impresario Joni Waka, or is it the...

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LitFilm 2023: The Strangest Stranger

LitFilm 2023: Loving Highsmith screening, with special introduction

Fri, Feb 17   8:00 pm to 10:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Documentary, dir. by Eva Vitija
Switzerland/Germany, 2022, 84 min

Loving Highsmith is a unique look at the life of celebrated American novelist Patricia Highsmith based on her diaries and notebooks and the intimate reflections...

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LitFilm 2023: Loving Highsmith screening, with special introduction

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LitFilm 2023: Feltrinelli

Sat, Feb 18   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Documentary, dir. by Alessandro Rossetto
Italy, 2006, 81 min

Born into a wealthy and distinguished family, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli fought with the partisans against the Nazis, joined the Communist Party, and supported the 1960s...

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LitFilm 2023: Feltrinelli

LitFilm 2023: A Poet in New York

Sat, Feb 18   4:00 pm to 5:15 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Drama, dir. by Aisling Walsh
U.K., 2014, 72 min

A look at Welsh poet Dylan Thomas's fatal visit to New York City, and his stormy relationship with his wife Caitlin. In 1953 the author of such poems as “Do not go gentle into that...

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LitFilm 2023: A Poet in New York

LitFilm 2023: Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song

Sat, Feb 18   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Documentary, dir. by Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine
U.S./Canada, 2021, 115 min

Hallelujah is a definitive exploration of singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn of the same...

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LitFilm 2023: Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song

LitFilm 2023: Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Losing screening and talkback with Alice Quinn and director John D. Scott

Sat, Feb 18   8:00 pm to 10:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Drama, dir. by John D. Scott
Canada/U.S., 2022, 84 min

The first feature-length documentary on the life and literary work of the reclusive Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop. This mesmerizing masterpiece is framed by her...

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LitFilm 2023: Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Losing screening and talkback with Alice Quinn and director John D. Scott

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LitFilm 2023: André Gregory: Before and After Dinner screening and talkback with director Cindy Kleine

Sun, Feb 19   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Documentary, dir. by Cindy Kleine
U.S., 2013, 108 min

An exploration of the life and work of groundbreaking director, actor, and cultural icon André Gregory. A witty and often hilariously funny raconteur, Gregory recalls the making...

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LitFilm 2023: André Gregory: Before and After Dinner screening and talkback with director Cindy Kleine

LitFilm 2023: El Tiempo Perdido

Sun, Feb 19   6:00 pm to 7:45 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Documentary, dir. by María Alvarez
Argentina, 2020, 102 min

A group of people have been gathering for the last eighteen years at a bar in Buenos Aires to read the same book over and over: In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust....

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LitFilm 2023: El Tiempo Perdido

LitFilm: Turn Every Page - The Adventures of Robert Caro & Robert Gottlieb & talkback

Sun, Feb 19   8:00 pm to 10:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Documentary, dir. by Lizzie Gottlieb
U.S., 2023, 91 min

Turn Every Page explores the remarkable 50-year relationship between two literary legends, writer Robert Caro and his longtime editor Robert Gottlieb. Now 86, Caro is...

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LitFilm: Turn Every Page - The Adventures of Robert Caro & Robert Gottlieb & talkback

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