Saturday and Sunday, May 18 & 19
11am to 6pm
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Readers, film lovers, and everyone who lives in the significant overlap of that Venn Diagram: the Spring Film Book Fair will be open to the public on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 11am to 6pm. 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, Taschen, n+1, Anartist Rare Books, Capricious, and Posteritati will be on hand with film-focused books, posters, publications, along with featured selections from Phaidon, Columbia University Press, Verso, Paris Review, New Directions, and more.
In conjunction with the Film Book Fair, Metrograph will host a screening of John Huston's The Red Badge of Courage in 35mm in tribute to Lillian Ross, whose Picture, a legendary profile of the filmmaker and the making of Red Badge, is being re-released by New York Review Books. Copies will be on hand for purchase, and Susan Morrison of The New Yorker will join for a Q&A following the screening.
Delanymania, a series programmed by Samuel R. Delany, opens on Friday, May 17, with screenings continuing throughout the weekend; the legend himself will be in attendance. The curated series (including Touch of Evil and The Boy with Green Hair), will screen alongside Fred Barney Taylor’s documentary The Polymath, or The Life & Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman and a selection of Delany’s own film projects, including The Orchid and collaborations with Frank Romeo.