CANCELED: David Thomson - Sleeping with Strangers: How the Movies Shaped Desire — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Upcoming Event
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

This event has been cancelled.

A widely published film critic, Thomson is the author of more than twenty books about cinema and TV, including Moments That Made the Movies and The Biographical Dictionary of Film, which a 2010 Sight & Sound magazine poll named the best film book of all time. His new book is a cinematic history of love and desire that doubles as a commentary on the culture of male supremacy that led to the rise—and fall—of Harvey Weinstein and others. Focusing in detail on specific films, Thomson illuminates the on- and off-screen sexuality of a wide range of actors, directors, and producers from Rudolph Valentino and Warren Beatty to Jude Law; Jean Harlow and Faye Dunaway to Nicole Kidman, showing how they helped shape our erotic imaginations and influenced private and public expressions of desire.


This event is part of P&P's Film Series at Union Market, along with Mallory O'Meara with The Lady from the Black Lagoon, Josh Frank with Giraffes on Horseback Salad, and Victoria Riskin with Fay Wray and Robert Riskin.

P&P is proud to partner with Angelika Pop-up to offer attendees the chance to win a night at the movies. At each Film Series event, you can enter a raffle for five movie passes to the Angelika with two large popcorns. You can enter the raffle once at each P&P Film Series event, so the more readings you attend, the better your chances!

1270 5th Street NE
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
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Union Market
Non Fiction
Sleeping with Strangers: How the Movies Shaped Desire Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781101946992
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Knopf - January 29th, 2019

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