Talks on movies, the culture of cinema, and filmmaking
Reel Talks has concluded for the 2019 season. Check back in the spring for 2020 dates.
Join thriller novelist and film connoisseur Scott Adlerberg with guest authors for a discussion on film, the culture of cinema, and filmmaking.
All events are free and open to the public. Books are available for purchase at the events from our retail partner Kinokuniya and for signing by the authors.
June 17, 2019 - August 19, 2019
See the entire Reel Talks lineup below. Visit the Reading Room for more information and programs.
June 17 - August 19
Hosted by Scott Adlerberg, Resident Film Expert
June 17: Bernard F. Dick, That Was Entertainment: The Golden Age of the MGM Musical
June 24: Stephen Pimpare, Ghettos, Tramps, and Welfare Queens: Down and Out on the Silver Screen
(Please note that this event begins at 12:45pm)
July 1: Jennifer Fronc, Monitoring the Movies: The Fight over Film Censorship in Early Twentieth-Century Urban America
July 8: Steve Massa, Lame Brains and Lunatics: The Good, The Bad, and The Forgotten of Silent Comedy
July 15: W. K. Stratton, The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film
July 22: David Blanke, Cecil B. DeMille, Classical Hollywood, and Modern American Mass Culture 1910-1960
July 29: Radha Vatsal, Co-Editor, Women Film Pioneers Project
August 5: Maggie Hennefeld, Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes
August 12: Alicia Malone, The Female Gaze: Essential Movies Made by Women
August 19: Vanda Krefft, The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox