Celebrating Paul Bartel w/ author Stephen B. Armstrong & friends!


THURSDAY, JUNE 15th at 7:30 pm @ Larry Edmunds Bookshop

Next Thursday, we are happy to welcome author Stephen B. Armstrong for an evening celebrating filmmaker Paul Bartel.

Stephen will be signing his new book, “Paul Bartel:The Life and Films”

Credits like, Eating Raoul & Death Race 2000 make Paul a wonderful subject for this new book, and we will not only hear from the author, we’ll be showing some clips & perhaps some special guests may join us and add to the conversation as well. Don’t miss this night of tribute if you are a fan . If you can’t make it, as always, signed copies are available for order!

Director Paul Bartel enjoyed poking holes in the expectations of audiences and critics with amusing films about murder, greed and transgressive sex—among them Death Race 2000 (1975), Eating Raoul (1982) and Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989). He believed that strange stories that aroused laughter had the potential to disorient viewers and challenge their beliefs about American culture and values. This first book-length study of Bartel’s life and work traces his emergence as an independent auteur whose work was praised by Hollywood luminaries like Steven Spielberg, Jim Jarmusch and Brian De Palma. Bartel’s experiences as a gay man are explored. Interviews with people who knew him—including Roger Corman, Joe Dante and John Waters—are provided, along with critical analysis of each film.

About the Author(s) Stephen B. Armstrong is a professor of English at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. His articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including Film Quarterly, Film Score Monthly, Classic Images and Films of the Golden Age.


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