Reel Reads

 
The Loft Cinema and Antigone Books

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Reel Reads

Each month we feature a book associated with a film being screened at The Loft.
Books are available at Antigone Books with a 10% discount during the month.
Loft members receive a 20% discount with a valid membership card.

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MAY

The Man Who Knew Infinity by Robert Kanigel

In 1913, a young unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G H Hardy, begging the preeminent English mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Realizing the letter was the work of a genius, Hardy arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England. Thus began one of the most improbable and productive collaborations ever chronicled. With a passion for rich and evocative detail, Robert Kanigel takes us from the temples and slums of Madras to the courts and chapels of Cambridge University, where the devout Hindu Ramanujan, "the Prince of Intuition," tested his brilliant theories alongside the sophisticated and eccentric Hardy, "the Apostle of Proof." In time, Ramanujan's creative intensity took its toll: he died at the age of thirty-two and left behind a magical and inspired legacy that is still being plumbed for its secrets today.

Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel star in the inspiring drama The Man Who Knew Infinity, based on the true story of a friendship that forever changed mathematics.  The Loft will be showing this movie starting May 13.

APRIL

Miles: The Autobiography by Miles Davis with Quincy Troupe

Miles: The Autobiography, like Miles Davis himself, holds nothing back. He speaks frankly and openly about his drug problem and how he overcame it. He condemns the racism he encountered in the music business and in American society generally. And he discusses the women in his life. But above all, Miles talks about music and musicians, including the legends he has played with over the years: Bird, Dizzy, Monk, Trane, Mingus, and many others.
The movie Miles Ahead will be shown at The Loft starting April 22. 
Inspired by events in the life of Miles Davis, this is a wildly entertaining, impressionistic, no-holds barred portrait of one of 20th century music’s creative geniuses.

MARCH

No Place To Hide by Glenn Greenwald

"Investigative reporter for The Guardian and bestselling author Glenn Greenwald, provides an in-depth look into the NSA scandal that has triggered a national debate over national security and information privacy.

On March 24, The Loft Cinema will present the Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour, followed by an onstage discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Glenn Greenwald!