Museum Films is partnering with Greenwich Entertainment to deliver the best of new world cinema straight to your living room! We’re pleased to share The Booksellers, an engrossing and playful new documentary that charmed critics and audiences at the 2019 New York Film Festival.
One $4.99 ticket is good for a 3-day pass to see The Booksellers. A portion of each sale supports OKCMOA and its mission. Click here to purchase a pass.
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Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part entrepreneur, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. They also play an underappreciated yet essential role in preserving history; in their love of the delicacy and tactility of books, are helping to keep the printed word alive. The Booksellers takes viewers inside their small but fascinating community, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers.
Executive produced by Parker Posey, D.W. Young’s elegant and entertaining documentary is a lively tour of New York’s book world, 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 book stores, still standing against all odds; to the beautifully crammed apartments of collectors and buyers. The film features a litany of special guests, including Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese, and a community of dedicated book dealers who strongly believe in the wonder of the object and the everlasting importance of what’s inside.
Director D.W. Young | 2019 | In English | 99 minutes | NR
OKCMOA is grateful to Greenwich Entertainment for providing us with the opportunity to continue offering the cinematic experience to our devoted audiences in the Oklahoma City community, even as our theater remains temporarily closed. Your support with this purchase will help OKCMOA remain a vibrant center for cinema culture once this turbulent period is behind us. The show must go on—and it will, thanks to you.