Australian expat writer, film-maker, broadcaster and critic John Baxter writes:
So many people took part in the recent “webinars” (there’s that awful word again) which Samuel Lopez-Barrantes and I did for the Context group that they’ve asked us to do two more. Our subjects will be :
THE FRENCH RIVIERA AND ITS ARTISTS.
SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY. THE MOST FAMOUS BOOKSHOP IN THE WORLD.
To sign up to participate, here are the links.
SHAKESPEARE & CO
As before, we’ll be talking in the apartment shared by myself, Marie Dominique and Louise (not to mention Watson, the cat) in rue de l’Odéon. For those of you who haven’t visited us there, it is in the building where Sylvia Beach lived when she ran the original Shakespeare and Company bookshop, and where she and her companion Adrienne Monnier were visited by all the literary greats of the day.
If you live in countries where these go out at difficult times – hello, everyone in Australia! – don’t panic; both chats will be available to download for some days afterwards.
For more information about John and his work CLICK ON THIS LINK for a previous Film Alert post or put his name into the search engine at the top of the page to be directed to the host of Baxter pieces published here.