Documentaries and other films about writers, libraries and books wanted!
January 9, 2013 6:29 AM Subscribe
I'm especially interested in films about writers of color and writers from the global south. Any kind of film is fine - need not be a documentary. But a progressive/radical/critical outlook is appreciated! Particularly looking for films that will appeal to an intelligent but not super-theorized audience - ie, that documentary about Derrida is not
what we're looking for, and even the recent one about Zizek is an edge case.
posted by Frowner to media & arts (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm part of a book-focused radical project. We're looking to show some films about books! The audience is basically left-wing nerds, so you can assume some patience with difficult ideas or unusual pacing. Not too much with the "sexy, sexy reading" angle, though (The Pillow Book
is the kind of thing we'd avoid) since this is for a fairly general audience and honestly, many of those "sexy, sexy reading" movies have kind of screwed up gender and/or racial politics anyway.
But otherwise, recommend away! Kids' movies are also welcome!