April 26, 2019

A. S. Hamrah at the Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival

Join n+1 film critic A. S. Hamrah for a reading and discussion of his new book, The Earth Dies Streaming, as part of the third annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival in Jim Thorpe, PA. Hamrah will sign copies of the book following the reading.

4 PM
Friday, April 26
Sellers Books + Art
65 Broadway
Jim Thorpe, PA

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Praise for The Earth Dies Streaming

“Hamrah’s writing on movies—he’s the film critic for n+1—is form-bending, disobedient, saturated with history, and at times deliciously nasty. Neither hatchet man nor pushover, Hamrah makes exacting technical judgments while maintaining both levity and a sense of moral stakes. His book is a totem to the crucial role of scrutiny in the era of the fanboy and the recapper.
Christian Lorentzen, New York Best Books of 2018

“A. S. Hamrah’s writing on film is a delight. I don’t know anyone else who does roundups like that, where he goes through like ten movies and it always feels cumulative and hilarious and somehow life-affirming, like everyone is unwittingly—some less wittingly than others—working through the same problems facing film-producing civilizations at the moment. Like all the best criticism, The Earth Dies Streaming makes art and life feel less lonely.”
—Elif Batuman

“A.S. Hamrah is one of the most incisive film critics working today. His capsule reviews—two to three neat paragraphs—get right to the point, homing in on a particular detail from or angle on a film, and connecting it to larger currents in cinema. He’s pithy, evocative, and mordantly funny—a voice that cuts through the din.”
The A.V. Club