Reel Talks

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
Mondays, 12:30pm-1:45pm

See the entire Reel Talks lineup below. Visit the Reading Room for more information and programs.

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2019 Schedule

June 17 - August 19
Mondays, 12:30pm-1:45pm
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