Panel on Book Adaptation at PEN World Voices

What: ADAPTATION: FROM PAGE TO SCREEN. “What is lost and what is gained in the translation of fiction to film? Join a distinguished panel of international writers to take a look at whathappens when film directors get their hands on the books we love.

“Panelists are: PHILIPPE DJIAN, whose 37:2 le matin (Betty Blue) was directed byJean-Jacques Beineix; BARRY GIFFORD, whose Wild at Heart was directed byDavid Lynch and celebrates its 20th birthday this year; RICHARD PRICE,whose book’s Clockers was directed by Spike Lee; JEAN-PHILIPPE TOUSSAINT,whose work has been compared to the films of Jim Jarmusch. Author andformer PEN American Center president FRANCINE PROSE directs the action.

When/Where: Thursday, April 29 at 7PM, in the Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU (566 LaGuardia Place; Washington Square South). Purchase tickets online and use the code PW10 for $12 student tickets.

Cosponsored by La Maison Francaise, NYU, Skirball Center for the PerformingArts at NYU, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy

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