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2nd Annual Albany Film Festival

The Albany Film Festival differs from most film festivals, which are usually multi-day events at various locations around a city. This is a very story-focused festival, with conversations about filmmakers as storytellers, book-to-film, writing vs. visual storytelling, screenwriting, criticism, and film history and biography. The emphasis is more on conversation and Q&A with guests than on screenings of full films. The 2nd Annual Albany Film Festival – featuring a number of “bookish” events, and events that emphasize writing – will be presented by the NYS Writers Institute on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at the University at Albany. A highlight of this year’s festival will include a conversation between bestselling novelist Wally Lamb and acclaimed director Derek Cianfrance about his adaptation of Lamb’s novel, I Know This Much Is True. Based on the bestselling novel by Wally Lamb, written and directed by Derek Cianfrance, and starring Mark Ruffalo, this limited series follows Dominick Birdsey as he struggles to care for his twin brother, Thomas, while discovering the truth about his own family history. Ruffalo won a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for best actor for his role, aired on HBO and shot partly in Ulster and Dutchess counties. Screening and discussion with director Derek M. Cianfrance and author Wally Lamb 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., Screening, Campus Center West Auditorium The event, free and open to the public, will take place on UAlbany’s Uptown Campus, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany. Maps, free parking locations, and more information available at...

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Speaking Engagement at ECSU

Connecticut icon and best-selling author Wally Lamb will visit Eastern Connecticut State University on March 9 for a lecture titled Connecticut on My Mind, as well as a reception and book signing. The author of such books as The Hour I First Believed, She’s Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True will speak in the Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC) at 5:30 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session. A reception and book signing will take place in the FAIC foyer from 7-8 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited due to COVID-19 and event registration is required. Masking is required inside the venue. To register, visit:  https://easternct.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0lJaXUVMVq8qWLI . The lecture will also livestream on the University’s YouTube channel at 5:30 p.m. on March 9. Lamb’s visit is in coordination with Eastern’s “Big Read” program to present stories and bring writers to campus who focus on themes of human interconnectedness. Excerpted from an ECSU website post written by Ed...

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Ct Lit Fest Event

  Join me for a reading followed by coverstation with Real Art Ways executive director, Will K. Wilkins.   Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 pm.     To attend the series, or a single event, please register via Crowdcast, here.    ...

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The Truth Within the Story: I Know This Much Is True

The cast of I Know This Much Is True, NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr., and CNN New Day’s Alisyn Camerota discuss the impact mental illness has had on their lives. Based on the 1998 bestselling novel by Wally Lamb, adapted and directed by Derek Cianfrance, this limited series follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers, played by Mark Ruffalo. A family saga, it tells a story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness set against the backdrop of 20th-century America. Subscribe to HBO on YouTube: https://goo.gl/wtFYd7 Official Site of I Know This Much Is True on HBO: https://itsh.bo/IKTMIT-series Watch Now Get HBO: https://itsh.bo/ways-to-get  ...

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I Know This Much Is True

HBO limited series to premiere May 10th   Based on the 1998 bestselling novel by Wally Lamb, adapted and directed by Derek Cianfrance.  This limited series follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers, played by Mark Ruffalo.  A family saga, it tells a story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness set against the backdrop of 20th-century...

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