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My 1980s: An evening with Wayne Koestenbaum and John Walter
From that “impossible lovechild from a late-night, drunken three-way between Joan Didion, Roland Barthes, and Susan Sontag” Wayne Koestenbaum (Bidoun), comes another hyperliterate collection of manifestos, essays, and disclosures that wrestle with a series of prominent cultural figures—Koestenbaum’s own lodestars and lodestones—and blur the boundary between academic and personal. “An intellectual high-wire act that rarely falters” (Kirkus). Koestenbaum will discuss his work with filmmaker John Walter.
Wayne Koestenbaum's previous books include Humiliation, Blue Stranger with Mosaic Background, The Anatomy of Harpo Marx, and The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality and the Mystery of Desire.
John Walter's How To Draw A Bunny, a documentary about artist, Ray Johnson, won numerous accolades, including prizes at Sundance and Paris film festivals and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for best documentary. His other films include Theater of War, a documentary about Brecht, with Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Tony Kushner, and a forthcoming documentary about Philip Glass and Robert Wilson's Einstein on the Beach, for which Koestenbaum is interviewed.
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