Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Booksellers and The Etruscan Smile new to stream from the virtual Strand

Starting Friday, April 17 we're adding two new titles to our selection of films you can watch at home to benefit the Strand.

First: STRAND VICKSBURG presents

THE ETRUSCAN SMILE
Based on the bestselling novel by José Luis Sampedro, THE ETRUSCAN SMILE stars Brian Cox (HBO’s Succession) as Rory MacNeil, a rugged Scotsman who reluctantly leaves his beloved Hebridean island and travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory’s life will be transformed, when he least expects it, through the redemptive power of love.

“The film has energy and spirit, thanks to Cox’s bright, charming performance.”
–Rex Reed, Observer

“Cox is a wonder to watch, and seeing him in this gentle, vulnerable role is a treat.”
–Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times

STARRING: BRIAN COX, ROSANNA ARQUETTE, JJ FEILD, THORA BIRCH
PRODUCED BY ACADEMY AWARD-WINNER ARTHUR COHN
DIRECTED BY MIHAL BREZIS & ODED BINNUN
A LIGHTYEAR ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE

Starting April 17, click for a live link to watch the film:


And:

THE BOOKSELLERS


Another film for you to watch at home. The Strand receives about half of the proceeds.

D.W. Young’s elegant and absorbing documentary is a lively tour of New York’s book world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers, past and present: 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; to the beautifully crammed apartments of collectors and buyers. 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.


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