Tucson Festival of Books

Don't Miss Author Philip Gefter at The Loft Cinema

Last year, in a sell-out event, you met Jamie Ford at the Chinese Cultural Center. This year, we’re taking you to the movies!

When & Where:

Wednesday, February 21  at 6:00 pm
The Loft Cinema

3233 E Speedway Blvd
Award-winning author Philip Gefter will introduce his hot-off-the-press book, Cocktails with George and Martha: Movies, Marriage, and the Making of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf." Enjoy an author reception and stay for a screening of "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", winner of five Oscars, starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. 
Philip Gefter is the author of What Becomes a Legend Most: The Biography of Richard AvedonWagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe, which received the 2014 Marfield Prize for arts writing; and an essay collection, Photography After Frank. He is a regular contributor to the New Yorker's Photobooth, Aperture, and the New York Times, where he was an editor and photography critic for over fifteen years. Gefter produced the award-winning documentary, Bill Cunningham: New York. He lives in New York City. 
“Terrific! With a dynamically deft touch, Philip Gefter chronicles how a uniquely volatile mix of timing, talent, pressure, and passion turned a landscape-altering play into a cinematic detonation. Savor this juicy bit of time travel, because we'll never see the likes of these people and these circumstances again.”
Steven Soderbergh, Academy Award-winning filmmaker

6:00–7:00 PM
Cocktails & Mocktails with George and Martha Reception

7:007:30 PM
A conversation with Philip Gefter and The Loft's Jeff Yanc    

7:309:30 PM
A screening of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?"     Movie tickets can be purchased at the event or ordered online in advance.
General Admission: $10, Members $8 (yes, free popcorn for members!)
Passes accepted.
Beverages are available for purchase at The Loft ($4-12)
You are invited to attend any part of this evening—reception, screening, or both!

Purchase tickets here!