If you love great writing… great movies… great books… you'll want to be at the Jean Cocteau Cinema this Saturday. We've got another amazing event lined up for those of you in Santa Fe and its suburbs (you know, Los Alamos, Espanola, Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, Albuquerque), and any lucky tourists passing through. DENNIS LEHANE will be here, and he's bringing THE DROP.
If you don't know Lehane… well, what rock have you been hiding under? He's the author of GONE BABY GONE, MYSTIC RIVER, and SHUTTER ISLAND, all of which have been made into terrific movies… but the novels are even better. He's also written some other novels that haven't been made into movies (yet), and those are just as good. My favorite is THE GIVEN DAY, a historical about the Boston Police Strike. He's also done screenplays and teleplays, including some great episodes of BOARDWALK EMPIRE and THE WIRE.
Dennis has a new novel just out: THE DROP. And the movie will soon follow. VERY soon, like this month. Simultaneous release, something I can't think I've ever seen before. THE DROP stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and the late great James Gandolfini. Here's a taste.
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Anyway, we'll have the book, the movie, AND the author.
Saturday 6:00 we'll have an author event with Dennis, the usual mix of reading, interview, Q&A, and booksigning. We'll talk about THE DROP, his other books, his TV work, whatever you want to talk about, and of course we'll have books for signing. Free admission with purchase of a hardcover, $5 with purchase of a paperback, $10 admission without a book purchase.
At 8:00 pm we'll have a sneak preview screening of the film. FREE, first come first seating.
And of course we'll have beer, wine, cocktails, and the best popcorn in the state, as ever.
I'll be there. Hope you will too.
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