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Literary Speaker - Michael Koresky - Stamford Pride

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Author Michael Koresky joins Stamford Pride in partnership with The Ferguson Library to speak about his work 'Films of Endearment'.

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An enchanting evening with Michael Koresky, author of Films of Endearment. The book is a hybrid -- part memoir, biography, and film criticism and history, as well as a fascinating examination of the oft-derided 1980's film.

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“A lovely and loving book.”—Will Schwalbe, New York Times bestselling author of The End of Your Life Book Club

"I'm not sure I have ever read a book about movies that is as tender and open-hearted as Films of Endearment."—Mark Harris, New York Times bestselling author of Mike Nichols: A Life

A poignant memoir of family, grief and resilience about a young man, his dynamic mother and the '80s movies they shared together

Michael Koresky's most formative memories were simple ones. A movie rental. A mug of tea. And a few shared hours with his mother. Years later and now a successful film critic, Koresky set out on a journey with his mother to discover more about their shared cinematic past. They rewatched ten films that she first introduced to him as a child, one from every year of the '80s, each featuring women leads.

Together, films as divergent as 9 to 5, Terms of Endearment, The Color Purple and Aliens form the story of an era that Koresky argues should rightly be called "The Decade of the Actress."

Films of Endearment is a reappraisal of the most important and popular female-driven films of that time, a profound meditation on loss and resilience, and a celebration of the special bond between mothers and their sons.

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