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Reel Talks with Phillip Lopate

July 22, 2024, 12:30pm–1:30pm

Talks on movies, the culture of cinema, and filmmaking.

Phillip Lopate, My Affair with Art House Cinema: Essays and Reviews 

Hosted by Scott Adlerberg, Film Connoisseur

Phillip Lopate is the author of many acclaimed books, including the essay collections Bachelorhood, Against Joie de Vivre, and Portrait of My Body and the novels The Rug Merchant and Confessions of Summer. He is the editor of the anthologies Art of the Personal Essay and American Movie Critics. Lopate taught for many years in the Writing Program at Columbia University School of the Arts. He also served on the selection committee of the New York Film Festival.

Scott Adlerberg is the author of the novels Spiders and Flies, Jungle Horses, Graveyard LoveJack Waters, and The Screaming Child. He has written many short stories and contributes pieces regularly to sites such as CrimeReads, Mystery Tribune, and Criminal Element.  Every summer, he hosts the Reel Talks film commentary series in Bryant Park in Manhattan.  He was born in New York City and lives in Brooklyn.

June 10
Foster Hirsch, Hollywood and the Movies of the Fifties: The Collapse of the Studio System, the Thrill of Cinerama, and the Invasion of the Ultimate Body Snatcher-- Television

June 17
Imogen Sara Smith, In Lonely Places: Film Noir Beyond the City

June 24
Paul Schrader, Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer

July 1
Erin Carlson, No Crying in Baseball: The Inside Story of A League of Their Own: Big Stars, Dugout Drama, and a Home Run for Hollywood

July 8
Scout Tafoya, But God Made Him a Poet: Watching John Ford in the 20th Century

July 15
Yunte Huang, Daughter of the Dragon: Anna May Wong's Rendezvous with American History

July 22
Phillip Lopate, My Affair with Art House Cinema: Essays and Reviews 

July 29
Glenn Kenny, The World is Yours: The Making of Scarface

August 5
Dave Gonzales and Gavin Edwards, MCU: The Reign of Marvel Studios

August 12
Casey Sherman, A Murder in Hollywood: The Untold Story of Tinseltown's Most Shocking Crime