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Los Feliz 3 | Pre-recorded introduction by author Kristin Marguerite Doidge.
Nora Ephron: A Biography by author Kristin Marguerite Doidge on sale at Skylight Books next door.
‘Nora Ephron: An American Cinematheque Retrospective’
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Widower Sam (Tom Hanks) can’t get over his late wife, but son Jonah wants him to find a new partner. Jonah gets his dad to call into a radio show, and Sam’s voice gets the attention of engaged but restless reporter Annie (Meg Ryan). What follows, in Nora Ephron’s breakthrough movie as a director, is a contemporary riff on AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER that’s as funny as it is profoundly romantic.
Nora Ephron: A Biography is the first comprehensive portrait of the Manhattan-born girl who forged a path of her own, earning accolades and adoration from critics and fans alike. Author Kristin Marguerite Doidge explores the tremendous successes and disappointing failures Ephron sustained in her career as a popular essayist turned screenwriter turned film director. She redefined the modern rom-com genre with bestselling books such as Heartburn and hit movies including WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE, and JULIE & JULIA. Doidge also examines the private life Ephron tried to keep in balance with her insatiable ambition. Based on rare archival research and numerous interviews with some of Ephron’s closest friends, collaborators, and award-winning colleagues including actors Tom Hanks and Caroline Aaron, comedian Martin Short, composer George Fenton, and lifelong friends from Wellesley to New York to Hollywood—as well as interviews Ephron herself gave throughout her career—award-winning journalist and cultural critic Doidge has written a captivating story of the life of a creative writer whose passion for the perfect one-liner and ferocious drive to succeed revolutionized journalism, comedy, and film. The first in-depth biography to explore the complex themes that ran through Ephron’s work and to examine why so many of them still grab our attention today.
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