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Q&A with DESPERATE SOULS, DARK CITY AND THE LEGEND OF MIDNIGHT COWBOY Filmmaker Nancy Buirski & Author Glenn Frankel

Sunday, June 25

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Following the screening, Frankel will sign copies of his book, Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic (on which the film is based), available for purchase at our concession.

Nancy Buirski is the director, producer and writer of award-winning films THE LOVING STORY; AFTERNOON OF A FAUN: TANAQUIL LE CLERCQ; BY SIDNEY LUMET; THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR; and A CRIME ON THE BAYOU. THE LOVING STORY, shortlisted for Oscar and winner of a Peabody Award was turned into the feature LOVING, co-produced by Buirski. Both DESPERATE SOULS and THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where the latter was awarded the prestigious Human Rights Nights Award. Buirski has consulted on many documentaries, including Academy Award winner SUMMER OF SOUL. Prior to filmmaking, Buirski founded and ran the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. She is the former Foreign Picture Editor at The New York Times and wrote and photographed Earth Angels: Migrant Children in America. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Glenn Frankel worked for many years at the Washington Post, serving as editor of the Post’s Sunday magazine and bureau chief in London, Southern Africa and Jerusalem, where he won a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. He’s taught journalism at Stanford University and the University of Texas at Austin and written five books, the latest of which is Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation and the Making of a Dark Classic, which inspired Nancy Buirski’s remarkable new documentary.

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