The Booksellers: Dochouse hosts online screening and Q&A
James R | On 03, Jul 2020
Bertha Dochouse is hosting an online screening and Q&A for The Booksellers to mark its digital release.
Dochouse, the UK’s first cinema dedicated to documentaries, is one of the many theatrical venues currently closed across the UK due to the coronavirus pandemic. As cinemas start to navigate the complicated business of reopening their doors this month, Dochouse is going virtual this weekend for a special screening and Q&A of DW Young’s new documentary.
The film is a lively tour of New York’s book scene, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers, past and present. It ambles from the Park Avenue Armory’s annual Antiquarian Book Fair – where original editions can fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars – to the Strand and Argosy bookstores, still standing against all odds, and nosily takes in the beautifully crammed apartments of collectors and buyers too.
The film, executive produced by Parker Posey, features a range of commentators, including Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese, and a community of dedicated book dealers and collectors who strongly believe in the wonder of the object and what it holds within.
The screening takes place at 7pm and is followed by a Q&A with Young, hosted by podcaster and YouTuber Leena Norms. To take part, register for free here