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The Franklin Park Reading Series continues tonight with readings from five authors you would be a sad sap to miss: A.M. Homes, Emma Straub, Michael Kimball, Scott McClanahan, and Marie-Helene Bertino. Get a beer and get down with some contemporary lit.
As part of their ongoing series Born in Flames: New Queer Cinema, BAMcinématek is screening a collection of shorts by artists associated with ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), such as Zoe Leonard and Gregg Bordowitz. The directors will be present for a post-screening Q&A.
A new class begins at the Brooklyn Institute on November 5, taught by Ajay Singh Chaudhary, entitled The Writer, the Executor, the Critic: The Case of Kafka, Brod, and Benjamin. This in depth exploration of Kafka’s writings and others’ writings on Kafka will be sure to edify. Register now to secure your spot.
As part of the celebration of the Judson Dance Theater’s 50 Anniversary at Anthology Film Archives, go see Fall After Newton with Steve Paxton, Channel Z, and Richard Rutkowski’s The Space in Back of You.
Author Orhan Pamuk will read from his second novel, Silent House, newly translated into English, at BAM as part of the literary series Unbound, in affiliation with Greenlight Bookstore. The author will be joined by moderator Lila Azam Zanganeh.
Visit the Booklyn Art Gallery and check out the current exhibition Weird World, which features photography, art books, illustration and more by artists including Colette Fu, Maggie Lee, Marshall Weber, Matt Sidella, Maxim Ryazansky, and Mike Spears, who explore just what it is that is weird about our world—this could go anywhere!
Brilliance at NYU’s Skirball Center. Poets Forum Chancellor’s Reading boasts this sick line-up of poets: Victor Hernández Cruz, Toi Derricotte, Mark Doty, Marilyn Hacker, Lyn Hejinian, Juan Felipe Herrera, Edward Hirsch, Jane Hirshfield, Naomi Shihab Nye, Sharon Olds, Ron Padgett, Carl Phillips, Marie Ponsot, Arthur Sze, and Anne Waldman.
With politics on everyone’s mind at the moment, why not enjoy an evening of politically charged documentaries that are sure to be more riveting than the presidential debates? The Paley Center for Media is hosting a series of political documentaries moderated by Indiewire critic Caryn James and offering discussions with each of the filmmakers.
NEWSFEED: Anonymity & Social Media in African Revolutions and Beyond, a new exhibition at MoCADA opens today. Check it out!
More truth and lies at BAM! This time in Literature. Join Simon Critchley and author Tom McCarthy for the discussion.
The legendary French clown-cum-filmmaker Pierre Étaix will be present at the New York premiere of his 1969 film Le Grand Amour, screening at the Film Forum in 35MM.