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Spring Preview (Part 1): May 3 - 8, 2021

Full Roster (Part 2): September 20 - 26, 2021

LitFilm—BPL’s popular film festival about writers, now in its fourth edition—returns in 2021 with a spring preview in May and a full roster in September.

Our preview features films on the most influential, iconic and iconoclastic literary minds jostling for their places in the ever-shifting canon: Audre Lorde, Amy Tan, Ernest Hemingway and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. This fall's lineup will include N. Scott Momaday, Hannah Arendt, J.D. Salinger and August Wilson, among others.

The week-long virtual festival will feature an exclusive pre-screening introduction of Hemingway by co-director, Lynn Novick, Second Read panel discussions on Ernest Hemingway and Audre Lorde, and more.  

Times subject to change.

LitFilm: A BPL Film Festival About Writers is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Upcoming Events

LitFilm: Filmmaker Lynn Novick delivers the LitFilm keynote

Mon, Sep 20   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Renowned filmmaker Lynn Novick delivers the LitFilm 2021 keynote talk on making literary subjects literary, on filmmaking partnerships and more. Lynn Novick has been directing and producing...

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LitFilm: August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

Tue, Sep 21   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Unprecedented access to Wilson’s theatrical archives, rarely seen interviews and new dramatic readings bring to life his seminal 10-play cycle chronicling a century of African-American life....

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LitFilm: Return to Rainy Mountain

Wed, Sep 22   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

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Return to Rainy Mountain is a feature length documentary film that tells the story of N. Scott Momaday. It is a personal account of his life and legacy told in his own voice, and in the voice...

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