Pickford Film Center & Village Books present "Writers in the Limelight." Join us for the screening of lectures and presentations from some of the most celebrated voices in the humanities, arts, and sciences. In conversation with Alexandra Horowitz, bestselling author of Inside of a Dog, Susan Orlean discusses her book Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend in this special movie showing at the Pickford Limelight Cinema. (Author is not attending this event).
A staff writer for The New Yorker since 1992, Susan Orlean won
widespread fame for her 1998 New York Times bestseller, The Orchid
Thief, about a real-life renegade plant dealer in the swamps of South
Florida. The book was the inspiration for the Academy Award-winning
movie Adaptation, directed by Spike Jonze. Orlean is the author of seven
other books, including Animalish and Saturday Night. In Rin Tin
Tin, Orlean reconstructs Corporal Lee Duncan’s serendipitous 1918
rescue of the German shepherd who would become his beloved companion and
an enduring American icon. Bestselling author Rebecca Skloot calls the
book, "an incredible story about America, the human-animal bond, and the
countless ways we would be lost without dogs by our side, on our
screens, and in our books."
This on-screen author talk will be showing at the Pickford Film Center's Limelight Cinema. The program includes the 65 minute feature "The Return of Rin Tin Tin" (1947) starring Robert Blake. Village Books is pleased to co-sponsor this event and will have Susan Orlean's books for sale at the cinema the day of the event. Tickets are available through the Pickford Film Center.