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Tuesday, February 25
 

7:30pm

Lit Flicks: Steven Soderbergh's "Out of Sight"
Lit Flicks is a new monthly collaboration between Litquake and Alamo Drafthouse, presenting the best films adapted from written works, and introduced by special guests. Lit Flicks bookstore, operated by Borderlands Books, will be open at all screenings.

Special guest speaker: Eddie Muller (Noir City, TCM's Noir Alley). 
Talk at 7:30 pm, screening at 7:50 pm. 
$16

George Clooney. Handsome, classy, and undeniably the most suave man in Hollywood. His grin alone can melt every woman's heart in a hundred mile radius, and his cockiness is the envy of dudes the world over. He's one smooth operator, and no film exemplifies that better than OUT OF SIGHT.

As Jack Foley, Clooney plays a bank robber who escapes from prison and winds up stuck in the trunk of his getaway car with U.S. Marshall Karen Sisco (Jennifer Lopez, in arguably her best role). After she's released, Sisco remains in hot, and I mean HOT, pursuit of Foley (and who can blame her?)

We all want to hunt down George Clooney for the crime of devastating us with his charm, but Jennifer Lopez might be the only one sexy enough to catch him. Also starring the excellent male specimens of Don Cheadle, Ving Rhames, and Dennis Farina, this film, based on the novel by the legendary Elmore Leonard, is guaranteed to give you plenty of opportunities to swoon, fist pump, and worship at the altar of Clooney.

Speakers
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Eddie Muller

EDDIE MULLER is a second generation San Franciscan, product of a lousy public school education, a couple of crazy years in art school, and too much time in newspaper offices and sporting arenas. No college, but he's compensated by always hanging around smarter people, an effortless... Read More →



Tuesday February 25, 2020 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse San Francisco 2550 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94110
 
Wednesday, March 11
 

7:00pm

Colum McCann & Isabel Allende
Co-presented with JCCSF

Irish-born international bestselling author Colum McCann (Let the Great World Spin) is among the world’s foremost storytellers, moving seamlessly from the Troubles in Ireland to the Romani camps of Eastern Europe to the dizzying heights of the World Trade Center. His latest book, Apeirogon, tells the story of two fathers – one Palestinian and one Israeli – who learn of each other’s grief and reach across borders to work towards peace. In conversation with Isabel Allende. $30, use LITQ25 for 25% off.

Speakers
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Colum McCann

Irish-born international bestselling author Colum McCann (Let the Great World Spin) is among the world’s foremost storytellers, moving seamlessly from the Troubles in Ireland to the Romani camps of Eastern Europe to the dizzying heights of the World Trade Center. His latest book... Read More →
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Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including The House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, Paula, In the Midst of Winter, and the forthcoming A Long Petal of the Sea. Her books have been translated into more than... Read More →


Wednesday March 11, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Jewish Community Center SF 3200 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118
 
Tuesday, March 31
 

6:30pm

Lit Flicks: Wim Wenders' "The American Friend"
Lit Flicks is a new monthly collaboration between Litquake and Alamo Drafthouse, presenting the best films adapted from written works, and introduced by special guests. Lit Flicks bookstore, operated by Borderlands Books, will be open at all screenings.

Special guest speakers: Mystery/Crime authors Laurie R. King and David Corbett
Talk at 6:30 pm, screening at 6:50 pm. 
$16

Wim Wenders pays loving homage to rough-and-tumble Hollywood film noir with THE AMERICAN FRIEND, a loose adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s classic novel RIPLEY'S GAME. Dennis Hopper oozes quirky menace as an amoral American art dealer who entangles a terminally ill German everyman, played by Bruno Ganz, in a seedy criminal underworld as revenge for a personal slight—but when the two become embroiled in an ever-deepening murder plot, they form an unlikely bond. Filmed on location in Hamburg and Paris, with some scenes shot in grimy, late-seventies New York City, Wenders’s international breakout is a stripped-down crime story that mixes West German and American film flavors, and it features cameos by filmmakers Jean Eustache, Samuel Fuller, and Nicholas Ray.

Speakers
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David Corbett

David Corbett is the author of six critically acclaimed novels, including The Devil’s Redhead (nominated for both the Anthony and Barry Awards for Best First Novel); Done for a Dime (a New York Times Notable Book); Blood of Paradise (named one of the Top Ten Mysteries and... Read More →
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Laurie R. King

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of 27 novels and other works, including the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes stories (from The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, named one of the 20th century’s best crime novels by the IMBA, to 2018’s Island of the Mad). She has... Read More →



Tuesday March 31, 2020 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Alamo Drafthouse San Francisco 2550 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94110
 
Friday, April 17
 

8:00pm

Grace Notes: Poets at Grace Cathedral
Join Litquake for our annual National Poetry Month celebration, at Grace Cathedral atop the city's Nob Hill, for readings from some of America's best poets: Kazim Ali, Natalie Diaz, Tongo Eisen-Martin, and Jane Hirshfield. Curated and hosted by Rebecca Foust, bookstore provided by Russian Hill Books. Sales and signings to follow. FREE

Moderators
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Rebecca Foust

Rebecca Foust was the Poet Laureate of Marin County and is the author of Paradise Drive, All That Gorgeous Pitiless Song, and God, Seed, as well as three chapbooks including The Unexploded Ordnance Bin, released November 2019.

Speakers
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Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield's ninth collection, Ledger (Knopf), just released. Chancellor emerita of the Academy of American Poets and recently elected into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, she works frequently at the intersection of poetry and science. Her essays, poems, and translations... Read More →
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Tongo Eisen-Martin

Tongo Eisen-Martin is the author of Someone's Dead Already and Heaven Is All Goodbyes (City Lights Pocket Poets Series), which won the 2018 California Book Award.
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Natalie Diaz

Natalie Diaz is author of the new poetry collection Postcolonial Love Poem, as well as the award-winning When My Brother Was an Aztec. She has received many honors, including a MacArthur Fellowship, a US Artists Ford Fellowship, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. She teaches at Arizona... Read More →
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Kazim Ali

Kazim Ali’s many books include The Far Mosque, which won an Alice James Books award and Inquisition (2018), as well as the prose books The Disappearance of Seth, Bright Felon, and Resident Alien. Ali co-founded Nightboat Books and is a professor at U.C. San Diego.


Friday April 17, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Grace Cathedral 1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108