This week our featured book is Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film, by Robert Sitton. In addition to features on our blog, we will also be posting about the book on twitter, and facebook.
We are also offering a FREE copy of Lady in the Dark to a lucky winner. To enter the contest please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and address. The winner will be selected Friday, May 16 at 3:00 pm.
Here’s what Peter Bogdanovich has to say about the book:
“Robert Sitton’s remarkably well researched and evocatively written biography of Iris Barry’s hitherto largely unknown position at the forefront of film appreciation is long overdue and most welcome. She led a fascinating private and public life and had an extremely complicated female odyssey in the world of her times.”
For more on the book, you can also listen to Robert Sitton’s discussion of Iris Barry on the Leonard Lopate Show: