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This portrait of Jonathan Lethem, recognized as one of America’s foremost contemporary writers (Motherless Brooklyn, Fortress of Solitude), features 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 screenwriter and producer 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.

Country, Year United States, 2018
DirectorFred Barney Taylor
Runtime91 MINS, 00 SECS