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Only Two More Chances to Attend Reel Talks

It's been a great season for Word for Word Reel Talks, Bryant Park Reading Room's lively discussion on film topics led by Scott Adlerberg. Expect entertaining commentary on The Loves of Marilyn Monroe (August 4th) and Cannes: 1960, 1968, the Seminal Years in Film (August 11th).

This year’s Reel Talks format, giving Scott and his interlocutors free rein to discuss topics dear to movie buffs, has been quite successful, and attracted excellent crowds. For the first four sessions this season, Reel Talks moved to lunchtime and fans adjusted nicely.  

The two remaining Reel Talks, on August 4 and August 11, move to 6:30-7:30pm at the Reading Room. On August 4, Scott will be joined by Jim Baker, author of The Empty Glass: A Novel. Baker’s book is a fictionalized account of the death of Marilyn Monroe. The two will discuss the screen legend’s career, her troubled life, and her many loves.

For real aficionados, the Cannes Film Festivals of 1960 and 1968 were epochal events at which some of the most important films in history debuted. Those raucous days will be the subject of the final Reel Talks session on August 11, as Scott and author Dave Tafoya present ‘Cannes: 1960, 1968, the Seminal Years in Film.’ Based on Tafoya’s video essays, this discussion is sure to be lively and informative.

The Bryant Park Reading Room is sponsored by HSBC.

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