Film Programs Celebrate Yaddo Artists
Special Screenings of The City Scheduled
New York, NY (January 6, 2009) — Two public film programs – one centered on movie adaptations of books by Yaddo authors and another focused on the work of Yaddo filmmakers – accompany the "Yaddo: Making American Culture" exhibition currently on view at the main branch of The New York Public Library in Manhattan.
Film adaptations of works by Yaddo writers – including Patricia Highsmith, Carson McCullers, John Cheever, Flannery O'Connor, Walter Mosley, and Raymond Carver – are featured in the "Yaddo Authors on Film" series on tap Tuesdays, beginning today and continuing through February 10. The "Yaddo Filmmakers" series highlights works by filmmakers who have had residencies at Yaddo, among them Abigail Child, Laurel Chiten, Jem Cohen, Nina Davenport, Su Friedrich, Barbara Hammer, Miranda July, Mark Lipman, Shelly Silver, and Jessica Yu, and will be offered every Friday from now through February 13.
Admission is free and all screenings begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Bruno Walter Auditorium of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, New York. For a complete schedule of all films in both series, click here.
In addition, two special screenings of a new DVD edition of the 1939 documentary The City have been scheduled. The film, with a score by Yaddo composer Aaron Copland, will first be shown at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 11, in the South Court Auditorium of The New York Public Library Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street. That screening will be followed by a conversation between music historian Joseph Horowitz (Artistic Director, Post-Classical Ensemble), who prepared liner notes on the Copland score for the new Naxos DVD release of The City; and George Stoney, one of America's leading documentary scholar/filmmakers. The City also will be screened at 2:30 p.m. Friday, February 13, in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Both screenings of The City are free and open to the public.