Film Festival to Kick Off John Ford: Poet in the Desert
Chicago, IL (September 2013)
Joseph Malham will present A John Ford Film Festival, taking place at Hilton/Asmus Gallery, 716 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL on October 11, 12 and 13, 2013, and featuring three classic John Ford Films to be screened and discussed with a reception after.
Joseph Malham and Hilton/Asmus Gallery is proud to present The John Ford Film Festival to celebrate the upcoming release of Malham’s book: John Ford: Poet in the Desert and to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the director’s death. The three day festival will spotlight three of the director’s classic works: Stagecoach (1939), How Green Was My Valley (1940) and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962).
Malham’s book, published by Lake Street Press in Chicago, is an intimate look at the life and work of a man considered the greatest poet of the American cinema and arguably the greatest in the history of the medium itself. The films will be introduced by three guest speakers, including the author himself, and prepublication copies of the book will be available for purchase and autographing. The three day festival will be played out against the beauty of the Hilton/Asmus Gallery and their wide and magnificent array of world class art.
This event is free and while RSVPs are not required, they are recommended to ensure seating for all. For more information, please contact MeghannWorkmann (info at top of page) or visit www.hilton-asmus.com or www.lakestreetpress.com.
Joseph Maham is an iconographer and artist at St. Gregory the Great Church in Chicago. His first book, By Fire into Light: Four Catholic Martyrs of the Nazi Camps, tells the stories of four heroic figures who transcended the horrors of persecution during the Second World War. To learn more about Joseph Malham, visit www.JosephMalham.com.
John Ford: Poet in the Desert, Original Trade Paperback, 344 pages, 14 photos, $21.95. (Lake Street Press, November, 2013)