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CANCELED: Ideas Festival: An Evening with Barry Sonnenfeld

March 11, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

From the Maplewood Memorial Library: Out of an abundance of caution, we are very sorry and disappointed to announce that we’ve had to cancel our event with Barry Sonnenfeld.  The health and safety of our patrons is our top priority, and we’ll continue to keep you informed about the rest of the Ideas Festival as the virus situation progresses. Regular library hours are still in effect. Updates will be posted on our website.

Barry Sonnenfeld is a filmmaker and writer who broke into the film industry as the cinematographer on the Coen Brothers’ first three films: Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, and Miller’s Crossing. He also was the director of photography on Throw Mamma from the Train, Big, When Harry Met Sally, and Misery. Sonnenfeld made his directorial debut with The Addams Family in 1991, and has gone on to direct a number of films including Addams Family Values, Get Shorty, and the first three Men in Black films. His television credits include Pushing Daisies, for which he won an Emmy, and most recently Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

His new book is Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother. Words Bookstore will be selling books at the event.

He will be in conversation with Matthew Galkin, documentary filmmaker who founded New York-based production company Fairhaven in 2018. Film work includes HBO’s Kevorkian, the award-winning HBO documentary I am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA, and loudQUIETloud: A Film About the rock band The Pixies. His television work includes work for Showtime, CNN, HBO and CNBC.


March 11, 2020
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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