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23

LitFilm: Flannery

Thu, Sep 23   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

Adults BPL Presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Elizabeth Coffman, Mark Bosco
U.S., 2019, 97 min

Winner of the first-ever Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, Flannery explores the life and legacy of American literary icon Flannery O’Connor,...

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LitFilm: Flannery

SEP
24

LitFilm: Marighella

Fri, Sep 24   8:00 pm to 10:00 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks BPL Presents film litfilm

Action drama, dir. by Wagner Moura
Brazil, 2019, 155 min
In Portuguese with English subtitles

Wagner Moura’s directing debut is a searing and energized portrait of one of Brazil’s most divisive historical figures, Afro-...

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LitFilm: Marighella

SEP
25

LitFilm: Portrait of the Bookstore as an Old Man, with Molly Crabapple

Sat, Sep 25   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Gonzague Pichelin, Benjamin Sutherland
U.S., 2003, 52 min

In 1951, George Whitman opened a bookshop-commune in Paris. George, 92, still runs his "den of anarchists disguised as a bookstore," offering free, dirty...

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LitFilm: Portrait of the Bookstore as an Old Man, with Molly Crabapple

LitFilm: The Booksellers

Sat, Sep 25   3:30 pm to 5:30 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by D.W. Young
U.S., 2020, 99 min

The Booksellers takes viewers inside the fascinating world of Antiquarian booksellers, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers. Both a loving...

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LitFilm: The Booksellers

LitFilm: Between the World & Me

Sat, Sep 25   5:30 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Kamilah Forbes
U.S., 2020, 80 min

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ 2015 bestselling book Between the World and Me was written as a letter to his teenage son and recounts the author’s experience growing up in Baltimore’s inner...

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LitFilm: Between the World & Me

LitFilm: Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

Sat, Sep 25   8:00 pm to 10:00 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by James Redford
U.S., 2021, 101 min

The debut novel The Joy Luck Club (1989) catapulted Amy Tan to commercial and critical success, spending over 40 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list. In this last film...

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LitFilm: Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

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26

LitFilm: Concerning Violence: 9 Scenes from the Anti-Imperialist Self-Defense

Sun, Sep 26   2:30 pm to 4:15 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Göran Hugo Olsson
Sweden, 2014, 89 min

This powerful cinematic essay covers the most daring moments in the African liberation movements of the late 1960s-70s, while exposing the mechanisms of decolonization...

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LitFilm: Concerning Violence: 9 Scenes from the Anti-Imperialist Self-Defense

LitFilm: Stanislaw Lem: Author of Solaris

Sun, Sep 26   5:00 pm to 6:00 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Borys Lankosz
Polish, 2016, 56 min

This first biographical documentary about renowned Polish science fiction writer Stanisław Lem, author of Solaris, sheds light on the social and historical forces that...

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LitFilm: Stanislaw Lem: Author of Solaris

LitFilm: Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation, & Talkback

Sun, Sep 26   7:00 pm to 9:30 pm   Virtual

Adults author talks BPL Presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. by Lisa Immordino Vreeland
U.S., 2020, 81 min

The brilliant work, personal struggles, and cultural impact of iconic American writers Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams explode onto the screen in this innovative...

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LitFilm: Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation, & Talkback

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LitFilm Postscript: Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

Thu, Oct 14   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

Adults BPL Presents film litfilm

Documentary, dir. Morgan Neville
U.S., 2021, 119 min

Chef, writer, adventurer, provocateur: Anthony Bourdain lived his life unabashedly. Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville gives an intimate, behind-the-scene look at how...

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LitFilm Postscript: Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

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