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Jul
17
Fri
2020
Flannery: The Storied Life Of The Writer From Georgia @ Online screening
Jul 17 – Aug 14 all-day

Winner of the first-ever Library of Congress / Lavine / Ken Burns Prize for Film, Flannery is the lyrical, intimate exploration of the life and work of author Flannery O’Connor, whose distinctive Southern Gothic style influenced a generation of artists and activists. With her family home at Andalusia (the Georgia farm where she grew up and later wrote her best known work) as a backdrop, a picture of the woman behind her sharply aware, starkly redemptive style comes into focus. Including conversations with those who knew her and those inspired by her (Mary Karr, Tommy Lee Jones, Lucinda Williams, Hilton Als and more), Flannery employs never-before-seen archival footage, newly discovered personal letters and her own published words (read by Mary Steenburgen) alongside original animations and music to examine the life and legacy of an American literary icon.

Elizabeth Coffman & Mark Bosco | Documentary | 97 mins | USA | $10

Flannery is an extraordinary documentary that allows us to follow the creative process of one of our country’s greatest writers.” – Ken Burns, Documentarian

“She had an extraordinary genius about knowing how to use words, how to create images through words.”Mark Bosco, Director.

“As a craftsperson, absolutely, she is masterful.”Elizabeth Coffman, Director

Read a fascinating review by Kyle Smith in The National Review on “The Mystery of the Craziness in Flannery O’Connor.”

CLICK HERE TO READ THE REVIEW.

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OFFICIAL TRAILER:

 

SPECIAL EVENT:

The Modern Consciousness: A Flannery Discussion Series

 

Tune into four distinct, thoughtful virtual discussions on Flannery, the new feature documentary on the life, work and legacy of American author Flannery O’Connor. Filmmakers Elizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco will be joined by new special guests for each conversation to explore the many topics addressed in the new film. Held over the course of four weeks, each virtual event begins at 6pm ET / 5pm CT and can be watched via the Flannery Facebook page. Viewers can ask the panelists questions in real-time via the broadcast’s chat feature!

 

Monday, July 20 // ON RACE 

Guest Panelists: Richard Rodriguez, author and critic // Karin Coonrod, dramatist // Carlton Terrence Taylor, actor.

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2634856869947110

 

Monday, July 27 //  ON FAITH

Guest Panelists: Randy Boyogoda, author and critic // Carolyn Jones Medine, African American Studies Professor at University of Georgia.

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/298155828205849

 

Monday, August 3 // ON DISABILITY

Panelists: Timothy J. Basselin, Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Worship at Dallas Theological Seminary // Forthcoming representative from the Lupus Foundation of America.

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1554288554744617

 

Monday, August 10 // ON CRAFT 

Panelists: Forthcoming.

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2605255089691233 

 

 

 

 


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Aug
13
Thu
2020
Book Talk with Author Meryl Ain @ Online Special Event
Aug 13 – Aug 27 all-day
SIGNED BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

$25 if purchased by August 1, 2020 (includes tax & shipping; also personalized message)
$20 without personalized message (includes tax & shipping)

To order your copy: Call Ronni at 516-829-2570 extension 7985.  She will return your call and answer any questions you may have.

SYNOPSIS

With the cloud of the Holocaust still looming over them, twin sisters Brooks and Johanna Lubinski and their parents arrive in the US from a Displaced Persons Camp. In the years after WWII, they experience the difficulties of adjusting to American culture, as well as the burgeoning fear of the Cold War. Years later, the discovery of a former Nazi hiding in their community brings the Holocaust out of the shadows.  As the girls get older, they start to wonder about their parents;’ pasts, and they begin to demand answers. But it soon becomes clear that those memories will be more difficult and painful to uncover than they could have anticipated.  Poignant and haunting, The Takeaway Men explores the impact of immigration, identity, prejudice, secrets, and lies on parents and children in mid-twentieth century America.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meryl Ain is a writer, author, and career educator. Her articles and essays have appeared in Huffington Post, The New York Jewish Week, Kveller, The New York Times, Newsday and other publications. In 2014, she co-authored the award-winning book, The Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last, and in 2016, wrote a companion workbook, My Living Memories Project Journal.

The Takeaway Men, her debut novel, is the result of her life-long quest to learn more about the Holocaust, a thirst that was first triggered by reading The Diary of Anne Frank in the sixth grade. She has been reading and writing, researching, and teaching about the Holocaust ever since — as a history teacher, author, school administrator and life-long learner.

Meryl holds degrees from Queens College, Columbia University, and Hofstra University. She lives on Long Island with her husband, Stewart Ain, an award-winning journalist.

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About Gold Coast Arts Book Talks

Visit with some fascinating, nationally-known authors and meet them online as they talk about their latest books. Gold Coast Arts will have the author sign copies of their books and even personalize them for those readers who purchase a book from us. A portion of book sales will be used to support the Arts School, which provides art, music, dance, theatre and more to thousands every year.


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Sep
1
Tue
2020
Book Talk with Author Joseph Telushkin @ Online Special Event
Sep 1 – Sep 15 all-day
SIGNED BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

$25 if purchased by August 15, 2020 (includes tax & shipping; also personalized message)
$20 without personalized message (includes tax & shipping)

To order your copy: Call Ronni at 516-829-2570 extension 7985.  She will return your call and answer any questions you may have.

SYNOPSIS

Here are more than 100 of the best Jewish jokes you’ll ever hear, interspersed with perceptive and persuasive insights into what they can tell us about how Jews see themselves, their families, and their friends, and what they think about money, sex, and success. Rabbi Joseph Telushkin is as celebrated for his wit as for his scholarship, and in this immensely entertaining book, he displays both in equal measure. Stimulating, sometimes stinging, and always very, very funny, Jewish Humor offers a classic portrait of the Jewish collective unconscious.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joseph Telushkin, named by Talk magazine as one of the 50 best speakers in the United States, is the prolific and scholarly author of many books that have been hailed by leading figures in politics, religion, ethics, values, social action, and humor, among the topics that he has covered in his writings. He has written for television, including programs for PBS, CNN, ABC TV; as well as film. He appeared in a CNN eight-part documentary on The History of Comedy in America broadcast in early 2017. In that same year, he was the featured speaker before a live audience of 1,800 people speaking on The Best Jewish Jokes and What They Show About the Human Condition.

Rabbi Telushkin was ordained at Yeshiva University in NY and pursued graduate studies in Jewish history at Columbia University. He resides in NYC with his wife, Deborah Menashe Telushkin. They have four children.


About Gold Coast Arts Book Talks

Visit with some fascinating, nationally-known authors and meet them online as they talk about their latest books. Gold Coast Arts will have the author sign copies of their books and even personalize them for those readers who purchase a book from us. A portion of book sales will be used to support the Arts School, which provides art, music, dance, theatre and more to thousands every year.


We need your help now more than ever!  Please consider donating so we can continue to bring our visual and performing arts programs to our community and beyond.

DONATE TO SUPPORT OUR VIRTUAL PROGRAMS