Lethem

Lethem

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A portrait of the life and work of Jonathan Lethem - author of acclaimed novels such as "The Fortress of Solitude," "Chronic City" and "Motherless Brooklyn" (which has been adapted into a feature film directed by and starring Edward Norton) - featuring those who have impacted the writer’s life, from his oldest friend, Michael Seidenberg, a bookseller whose bookshops were stocked with books that he would rather not sell; his younger brother, Blake, a legendary graffiti writer; his father, Richard Brown Lethem, a well-known painter; and his good friend Hampton Fancher, the past and future screenwriter of the Blade Runner films. Using both the urban landscapes of New York and images of the American road from Maine to California as visual correlatives for Lethem’s books, the film suggests the array of cultural influences that inform the author’s life and work.
Director Fred Barney Taylor