hosting a special screening of Bernardo Bertolucci’s LAST TANGO IN PARIS to accompany the publication of his new book
Sleeping with Strangers: How the Movies Shaped Desire
To be introduced by NAT CHEDIAK
Wednesday, March 13, 7pm
Coral Gables Art Cinema
David Thomson, author of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film and The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies, among other works, is one of the foremost film writers of our time. He has been hailed as “the greatest living film critic and historian” by Benjamin Schwarz of The Atlantic. His breadth of knowledge, candor, insight, and devastating wit make learning about the cinema at least as much fun as watching the films he writes about.
His newest book, Sleeping with Strangers (Knopf, $28.95), tackles sex and the cinema. When choosing a film to screen with the new book, he asked artistic director of the Coral Gables Art Cinema, Nat Chediak to show Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1972 classic, Last Tango in Paris. Thompson will be on hand, following the screening, to answer questions and provide his insight on how desire is shaped by the movies, “elucidating the cultural impact of film on the shadowy areas of our collective psyche.” (New York Times). Books available for purchase and will be signed by the author following the presentation.