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Book Talk: Dana Stevens, Camera Man

Thursday, September 22, 2022, 6 p.m., Multipurpose Hall

Prior to the free screening of Sherlock Jr. in the Dryden Theatre at 7:30 p.m., Slate film critic Dana Stevens, author of Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the Twentieth Century, will be on hand for a Q&A with Curator of Film Exhibitions Jared Case. Rather than a strict biography, Stevens's book explores Buster Keaton's interactions with cinema (both born in 1895) as well as concurrent developments in entertainment, journalism, law, technology, the political and social status of women, and the popular understanding of addiction. Between the talk and the film, Stevens will be signing copies of her book, which will be on sale in the Multipurpose Hall.