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Ann Hornaday, Washington Post Movie Critic, to Discuss Her New Book: Talking Pictures, How to Watch Movies

Written on:June 15, 2017
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Chesapeake Film Festival
June 15, 2017

A Benefit for the Chesapeake Film Festival

Easton, MD

Ann Hornaday, the Washington Post’s Chief Movie Critic, comes to Easton, MD on Sunday evening, July 16, 2017 to discuss Talking Pictures, How to Watch Movies, her new book for people who want to look at film with a more critical eye. The Chesapeake Film Festival hosts the interactive evening, where audiences can discuss with Ann their favorite films and exchange views how some movies come to be meaningful and have a lasting effect long after leaving the theater.

Eric Kohn, chief critic, Indiewire wrote, “Ann Hornaday knows movies, but more importantly, she knows how to write about movies for a diverse readership. This book is an extension of that essential talent, a clear-eyed assessment of what makes this art form so engaging, and how to ask hard questions of it. Anyone remotely intrigued by the film making process will learn something new about it – I know I did –and come away with a fresh toolkit for debating movies old and new. Hornaday’s book is a quintessential reminder that movies are a major art form, and it’s a must-read for anyone who feels the same way.”

Ann Hornaday grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and graduated cum laude with a degree in Government from Smith College. After working at Ms. Magazine as a researcher and editorial assistant, she became a freelance writer in New York City, where she eventually began to write about movies for the New York Times Arts & Leisure section and other publications. In 1995, she became the movie critic at the Austin American-Statesman in Austin, Texas, where she stayed for two years before moving to Baltimore to be the movie critic at the Baltimore Sun. She left the Sun in 2000 and began working at the Washington Post in 2002. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism in 2008.

Date: & Time: Sunday, July 16,2017, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Place: With lite fare at Scossa Restaurant & Lounge, Easton, MD
Tickets: $50 Event only; $77.60 Event + book
Purchase tickets online at www.chesapeakefilmfestival.com

The Chesapeake Film Festival presents Maryland’s Eastern Shore best in cinematic storytelling. This 2017 Festival —October 27th – 29th —celebrates CFF’s 10th anniversary year. More than 1,500 guests are expected to review 40 films at Easton’s historic Avalon Theater, and at other locations. This year’s Festival explores such wide-ranging themes as climate change, social justice, the challenges of aging, and recreation that distinguishes the Eastern Shore.

The Festival is funded in part by grants from the Maryland Film Office and the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council.

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