To celebrate the release of Loving Highsmith on Fri 14 Apr, we're bringing back the quirky classic The Booksellers for a screening on Sun 16 Apr.
With Eva Vitija’s portrait of one of literature’s greats coming to our screens, we’re presenting a double bill of Loving Highsmith and 2019’s The Booksellers on Sun 16 Apr. A delight for every book lover!
You can also watch our recorded Q&A with D.W. Young, director of The Booksellers, hosted by podcaster, presenter and YouTuber Leena Norms, which was recorded in July 2020.
The Booksellers / Dir. D. W. Young / 1h 36mins
D. W. Young’s elegant and absorbing 2019 documentary is a lively tour of New York’s book scene, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers, past and present.
‘If you love books, you’ll adore this documentary’ – Los Angeles Times
Loving Highsmith / Dir. Eva Vitija / 1h 24 mins
A unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith, author of beloved novels such as The Talented Mr. Ripley, Strangers on a Train and The Price of Salt (later republished as Carol).
Based on Highsmith’s diaries, notebooks and the intimate reflections of her lovers, friends and family, this doc explores her forced double life as she hid her vibrant love affairs from her family and the public. Director Eva Vitija sheds new light on Highsmith’s life and writing, creating a vivid, touching portrait of one of the most fascinating female writers.
The Bookseller: Director Q&A / Recorded on Fri 3 July 2020
We hosted an online Q&A with D.W. Young, director of The Booksellers, hosted by podcaster, presenter and YouTuber Leena Norms.