Documentary, dir. by Fred Barney Taylor
US, 2007, 75 mins
A sprawling portrait of the larger-than-life Samuel R. Delany – one of the most prolific and innovative sci-fi authors and an icon in the gay and African-American communities. Best known as the author of Dhalgren and Babel-17, Delany is the winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, and, most recently, the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. With experimental visual techniques and appearances by Jonathan Lethem and Walter Mosley, the film documents Delany’s life growing up in a prominent Harlem household, his struggles with sexual identity, and his thoughts on racism and violence. Join us for a talkback with filmmaker Fred Barney Taylor after the film.
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