The 50 Year Argument

Showtimes

Film runs Fri, Sep 26 through Sun, Oct 12.

Sun, Sep 28

9:00pm

Sun, Sep 28

9:30pm

Mon, Sep 29

3:30pm

The 50 Year Argument
Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi, 2014
USA | Format: DCP | 96 minutes

Directors Martin Scorses & David Tedeschi and Bob Silvers & Yasmine El Rashidi of the New York Review of Books in person on September 28

The New York Review of Books, a renowned NY literary institution that’s played a substantial role in American cultural and political life, gets the royal treatment in this celebration of a half-century of critical engagement and dissent. Interweaving the history and evolution of the publication, founded by Robert B. Silvers and Barbara Epstein (in reaction to what they considered the impoverished state of book reviewing in The New York Times!), with an examination of its amazing track record of wrestling with the urgent issues and inconvenient truths of the day, from Vietnam to Iraq, this look at the magazine and the journalistic values it enshrines is thoughtful, lively, and moving. It’s also a juicy compilation of greatest hits and historical bull’s-eyes, with guest appearances by James Baldwin, Gore Vidal, Susan Sontag, Norman Mailer, Joan Didion, and a host of other literary and political luminaries. An HBO Documentary Film.

Series: NYFF52 Spotlight on Documentary

Venue: Walter Reade Theater, Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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