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Upcoming Events in the USA

Wednesday, September 19th, 7:00pm
Shoot It! reading, screening of Cassavetes' Shadows, & a discussion w/ Leila Goldoni
Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway (at 12th Street), 3rd floor,
New York, NY
Ticketing info: $10 Strand gift card or purchase of Shoot It!

Author David Spaner will read from his new book, Shoot It! Hollywood Inc. and TheRising of Independent Film at the Strand Bookstore in New York on September 19..He'll then introduce an indie classic, John Cassavetes' Shadows. After the film, Spaner will be in discussion with the film's star Leila Goldoni. This will be thefirst time she has spoken about the film before a New York audience.

Buy Shoot It or a $10 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that online orders require payment at the time of checkout to guarantee admission. The event will be located in the Strand's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street. Additional copies of the book (and previous books by the author, when applicable)will be available for purchase at the event.

Thursday, September 20th, 6:00pm (Doors: 5:30pm)

"Meet the Scholar" clips & discussion with David Spaner

3rd floor Screening Room, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Centre
111 Amsterdam Ave., 64th-65th Sts, New York
FREE EVENT


David Spaner shows clips and discusses his book Shoot It! Hollywood Inc. and The Rising of Independent Film as part of the New York Public Library's "Meet the Scholar" program on September 20th.  Book sales by the Drama Book Shop.

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Past Events in Canada and the USA

Tuesday, July 24, 7:00pm
David Spaner talks Shoot It! at Book Soup

Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd.,
West Hollywood, CA
Tel: 310-659-3110
Free event
For more information, see the Book Soup website.

Sunday January 22nd, 2pm
Canadian Book Launch
People's Co-op Bookstore
1391 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X5

Saturday February 11th, 6:30pm

Talk at Nicholas Ray Screening and Centennial Celebration
Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122-3907

Wednesday, February 22nd, Time TBD

Celluloid Social Club: screening of short films & guest reading
Auditorium Jules-Verne, 5445 Baillie, Vancouver (at 37th, between Oak & Cambie).

Cash Bar Reception prior to screening. Hosted by Ken Hegan.

Le Festival de films les 18e Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois et francophone in association with The Celluloid Social Club present BC GOLD and QUEBEC GOLD – a selection of some of the best short films from BC and Quebec in the past year.  Plus a reading from David Spaner’s new book ‘Shoot It!



Tuesday, March 20th, 7:30pm (Doors 7:00pm)

Shoot It! David Spaner in conversation with Richard Crouse (also feat. Larry Kent)
at This is Not a Reading Series (TINARS)

Ballroom, Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M6J 1J6
Ticketed event. $5 at door, or free entry with book purchase.

Indie film pioneer Larry Kent introduces the evening that will feature film clips, slideshows, and a candid discussion between Spaner and Crause about the void created by the Hollywood studio system and the independent filmmakers overcoming obstacles to fill it.
 Full press release here.



Tuesday, March 30th, 7:00pm
Shoot It at UBC!: A Celebration of Fiercely Independent Filmmaking,
featuring author David Spaner, filmmaker Bruce Sweeney and actor/prof Tom Scholte

Royal Bank Cinema, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC
6265 Crescent Rd., Vancouver
A FREE event

Celebrate the proud history of independent fimmaking at UBC with a rare screening of Bruce Sweeney's break-out UBC feature Live Bait (1995) a reading by film critic/historian David Spaner from his new book
Shoot It! Hollywood Inc. and the Rising of Independent Filmand a Q&A with both Sweeney and Spaner moderated by UBC Acting Professor and Live Bait star, Tom Scholte.
Presented by the UBC Department of Theatre and Film with support from Arsenal Pulp Press.


Thursday, April 12th, 7pm

"Occupy Hollywood!" A conversation and book signing 
SIFF Film Center
305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

Thursday May 24th, 6:30pm
Something Wild Screening & Shoot It! Signing
VanCity Theatre 
1181 Seymour Street, 
Vancouver, BC

For more information, see the VanCity Theatre website here.


Jack Garfein’s neglected 1961 masterpiece Something Wild as an example of the provocative, invigorating filmmaking that the American studio system cannot afford to produce anymore, but which rewards audiences with challenging psychological and social insights and questions.

David Spaner will be joined by feminist filmmaker and activist Bonnie Sher Klein (Not a Love Story) to discuss the film and sign copies of his book after the screening.



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