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Talk Adina Hoffman and Adrian Wootton in Discussion - The Life and Films of Ben Hecht

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Genre: Event with live subtitles


Adina Hoffman was the film critic for the Jerusalem Post from 1993 to 2000 and the American Prospect from 2000 to 2002. Her essays and criticism have appeared in The Nation, the Washington Post, the Times Literary Supplement, Raritan, Bookforum, the Boston Globe, New York Newsday, Tin House, and on the World Service of the BBC. She is one of the founders and editors of Ibis Editions, a small, Jerusalem-based press that publishes the literature of the Levant.

Hoffman has been a visiting professor at Wesleyan University and Middlebury College, and in 2009 was the Franke Fellow at Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center. During the summer of 2011 she was the Distinguished Writer in Non-Fiction at New York University’s McGhee School.

Adrian Wootton OBE, is the Chief Executive of Film London, the agency charged with developing the screen industries in the capital, and the British Film Commission, the unit responsible for promoting the UK as the best place to produce feature films and high end television.

Prior to becoming the Chief Executive of Film London in 2003, Adrian was Acting Director of the British Film Institute (BFI), in addition to having been the Director of the London Film Festival (LFF), the National Film Theatre (NFT), Head of BFI Exhibition and Director of the crime and mystery film festival, Crime Scene.

They will be discussing the life and films of Ben Hecht who was an American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, journalist, and novelist. A journalist in his youth, he went on to write thirty-five books and some of the most entertaining screenplays and plays in America. He received screen credits, alone or in collaboration, for the stories or screenplays of some seventy films.


This event takes place at King’s Place Hall 2 and will be live subtitled by Stagetext working with MyClearText.


Event details

Sun 10 Mar 2019, 3:30pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

Kings Place (Hall 2)
90 York Way
N1 9AG

Phone: 020 7520

Email: access@kingsplace.co.uk

Website: Kings Place (Hall 2)

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