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

My Lunches With Orson by Peter Biskind

"There have long been rumors of a lost cache of tapes containing private conversations between Orson Welles and his friend the director Henry Jaglom, recorded over regular lunches in the years before Welles died. The tapes, gathering dust in a garage, did indeed exist, and this book reveals for the first time what they contain. Here is Welles as he has never been seen before: talking intimately, disclosing personal secrets, reflecting on the highs and lows of his astonishing career, the people he knew--FDR, Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich, Laurence Olivier, David Selznick, Rita Hayworth, and more--and the many disappointments of his last years"

The Loft is showing an Orson Welles movie every Thursday in May at 7:00pm

APRIL

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

In his breakthrough documentary Food Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner investigated how corporations affect what we eat. Now, in Merchants of Doubt, he reveals how corporations affect what we think, exploring the shadowy world of professional skeptics, whose services are bought and paid for by corporations, think tanks and other special interests to cast doubt on issues of vital importance.

Showings on April 21, 22 and 23.

March

The Wrecking Crew by Kent Hartman

What the Funk Brothers did for Motown… The Wrecking Crew did, only bigger, for the West Coast Sound. Six years in a row in the 1960s and early 1970s, the Grammy for “Record of the Year” went to Wrecking Crew recordings. And now, The Wrecking Crew tells the story in pictures and that oh, so glorious sound.

The favorite songs of a generation are all here, presented by the people who made them for you. The Wrecking Crew is a documentary produced and directed by Denny Tedesco, son of legendary late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco. The film tells the story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960s.

Starts Friday, March 20.

February

Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

Filmmaker M. L. Lincoln’s documentary Wrenched reveals how Edward Abbey’s anarchistic spirit and riotous novels influenced and helped guide the nascent environmental movement of the 1970s and ‘80s.

Showing at the Loft on February 28th at 7:00pm.