Doc Soup: The Booksellers

Monthly Film Series!

Wednesday, February 05, 2020 - Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Doc Soup: The Booksellers

Wednesday, February 05, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Eau Claire Cinemas 5 - Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade SW #200, Calgary, AB
$15 General | $13 Student/Senior | $68 Subscription (SOLD OUT)

A behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world.

Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. They also play an under appreciated yet essential role in preserving history. THE BOOKSELLERS takes viewers inside their small but fascinating world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers.

Executive produced by Parker Posey, the film features interviews with some of the most important dealers in the business, as well as prominent collectors, auctioneers, and writers such as Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Kevin Young and Gay Talese. Both a loving celebration of book culture and a serious exploration of the future of the book, the film also examines technology’s impact on the trade, the importance of books as physical objects, the decline of used and rare bookstores, collecting obsessions, and the relentless hunt for the next great find.

And perhaps best of all, THE BOOKSELLERS offers a rare glimpse of many unique and remarkable objects, including the most expensive book ever sold, Da Vinci’s The Codex Leicester; handwritten Borges manuscripts; jeweled bindings; books bound in human flesh; essential early hip-hop documents; accounts of polar expeditions published with samples of real wooly mammoth fur; and many more.

New York Film Festival (World Premiere) 2019
St. Louis International Film Festival 2019
Miami Jewish Film Festival 2020 

About Doc Soup Calgary

Doc Soup Calgary is a monthly* feature-length documentary series presented in partnership with the Calgary International Film Festival and Hot Docs. The series, now in its 12th year, will run from November 2019 to April 2020. Screening on the first Wednesday of each month*, Doc Soup Calgary brings six of the year's most talked-about docs to local audiences. Our 2019-20 series is expanding to TWO screens at Eau Claire.

Each film in the series is announced one month in advance. Single tickets to each film will be available for purchase at that time.

DOC SOUP 2019-20 dates:

Wednesday November 6 - 7pm, Eau Claire THE CAVE
Wednesday December 4 - 7pm, Eau Claire PICTURE CHARACTER
Wednesday January 8 - 7pm, The Globe CHASING EINSTEIN
Wednesday February 5 - 7pm, Eau Claire
Wednesday March 4 - 7pm, Eau Claire
Wednesday April 1 - 7pm, Eau Claire

*except in January

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