A collection of reviews of films from off the beaten path; a travel guide for those who love the cinematic world and want more than the mainstream releases.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Announcing First Annual Metrograph Film Book Fair on August 11 and 12
Members Preview on August 10
Readers, film lovers, and everyone who lives in the significant overlap of that Venn Diagram: the first ever Metrograph Book Fair will be open to the public on Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12. Thousands of rare, vintage, and out of print items will be available, including biographies, monographs, hundreds of periodicals covering the last seven decades from Sight & Sound to The Velvet Light Trap, plus memorabilia, scripts, novelizations, and other extraordinary pieces of ephemera. In addition, New York Review of Books and Posteritati will be vendors during the two day event.
A program of film screenings and talks will run all weekend, with novelist and essayist Darryl Pinckney introducing Warren Beatty’s Reds (connected to the Collected Essays of Elizabeth Harwick, edited by Pinckney) and critic Nick Pinkerton introducing John Ford’s The Prisoner of Shark Island (and discussing David Stacton’s novel The Judges of the Secret Court).
It’s enough to make any cinephile and bibliophile cry with joy and wonderment.