Join us for a free, open-to-the-public panel discussion, To Woody Allen With Love, concurrent with the South Florida First Run Engagement at the Coral Gables Art Cinema of Allen's newest film, To Rome With Love. The discussion will range over the whole body of work of one of the most prolific, funny and acclaimed contemporary filmmakers, whose career has spanned over four decades, and who is also noted both as a published author and accomplished musician. Panelists include film critic and Chairman of the Florida Film Critics’Circle Dan Hudak; Books & Books’ and Miami Book Fair co-founder Mitchell Kaplan; University of Miami School of Communication Associate Professor Christina Lane; Florida University Professor Emeritus and author of Woody:From Antz to Zelig Richard Schwartz; and film critic, television producer and archivist Kevin Wynn.Presented in collaboration with the Coral Gables Art Cinema.
Dust to Dust (Ecco, $26.99) is an extraordinary memoir about ordinary things: life and death, peace and war, the adventures of childhood and the revelations of adulthood. Benjamin Busch—a decorated U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer who served two combat tours in Iraq, an actor on The Wire, and the son of celebrated novelist Frederick Busch—has crafted a lasting book. Busch weaves together a vivid record of a pastoral childhood in rural New York, marine training, and deployment during the worst of the war in Iraq. But this is much more than a war memoir. Busch writes with great poignancy about the resonance of a boyhood spent exploring rivers and woods, building forts, and testing the limits of safety. Dust to Dust is an unforgettable meditation on life and loss, and how the curious children we were remain alive in us all.