Peter Biskind and James Schamus: The Sky Is Falling: How Vampires, Zombies, Androids, and Superheroes Made America Great for Extremism
Where: Book Culture on Columbus
450 Columbus Ave.
212-595-1962 Price: Free
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Join us Wednesday, September 12th, at 7pm for a discussion of The Sky Is Falling: How Vampires, Zombies, Androids, and Superheroes Made America Great for Extremism between the author, Peter Biskind, and screenwriter James Schamus.
Peter Biskind is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, a writer for Esquire, and the author of the classic bestsellers Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and Down and Dirty Pictures. He lives in upstate New York.
James Schamus is an award-winning screenwriter (The Ice Storm) and producer (Brokeback Mountain), and former CEO of Focus Features, the motion picture production, financing, and worldwide distribution company whose films have included Milk, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Pianist, Coraline, and The Dallas Buyers Club. He is the author of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Gertrud: The Moving Word, published by the University of Washington Press, and is currently completing another book, My Wife is a Terrorist: Lessons in Storytelling from the Department of Homeland Security, for Harvard University Press. He recently directed the short documentary That Film About Money. He earned his BA, MA, and Ph.D. in English from U.C. Berkeley.Buy tickets/get more info now