Live via Zoom:
Tuesday, May 18, 7:30 PM ET
Michael Koresky presents Films of Endearment: A Mother, a Son and the ‘80s Films That Defined Us
In conversation with Mark Harris
Film critic, filmmaker, and Editorial Director at Museum of the Moving Image Michael Koresky takes the virtual Greenlight stage to share his new book, Films of Endearment, a poignant memoir of family, grief, and resilience about a young man, his dynamic mother, and the ‘80s movies they shared. Koresky’s most formative memories were simple ones. A movie rental. A mug of tea. And a few hours with his mother. Years later and now a successful film critic, Koresky set out on a journey with his mother to discover more about their shared cinematic past. Together, films as divergent as 9 to 5, Terms of Endearment, The Color Purple, and Aliens form the story of an era that Koresky argues should rightly be called “The Decade of the Actress.” Films of Endearment is a reappraisal of the most important and popular female-driven films of that time, a profound meditation on loss, and a celebration of the special bond between mothers and their sons. Koresky is joined in conversation by Mark Harris, author of Pictures at a Revolution, Five Came Back, and Mike Nichols: A Life.