Monday, April 27, 2009

"Meet the Scholars"

LPA Cinema Series is pleased to present "Meet the Scholars," a series of programs (admission free) in which authors of books about film appear to discuss their work, show a few film clips, and take questions from the audience.

All programs are held at The New York Public Library’s Riverside Branch, 127 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street.

Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 6:00pm: Author Molly Haskell discusses her book Frankly My Dear: “Gone with the Wind” Revisited. Haskell presents a new slant on Scarlett O’Hara and her three most significant creators: writer Margaret Mitchell, movie producer David O. Selznick, and actress Vivien Leigh.

Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 6:00pm: Author Richard Koszarski discusses his book Hollywood on the Hudson. Koszarski surveys the surprisingly vibrant New York film production scene of the 1920s and 1930s, with appearances by everyone from D. W. Griffith to Oscar Micheaux and Gloria Swanson to Betty Boop.

Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 6:00pm: Author Imogen Sara Smith discusses her book Buster Keaton: The Persistence of Comedy. Smith charts the rise, the fall, and the enduring genius of the silent clown.

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