Film Screening: “Love Between the Covers” + Discussion


We are thrilled to now announce an official screening of “Love Between the Covers,” a full-length documentary about the massive romance book industry, which will be followed by a discussion. The screening will take place at 7 PM on Friday, June 24, 2016. The screening is included in the price of your UTOPiAcon admission!!

Romance is the behemoth of the publishing industry. It outsells mystery, sci-fi, and fantasy combined. Yet no film has ever taken an honest look at the amazing global community that romance writers and readers have built. Until now.

Love stories are universal. Love stories are powerful. And so are the women who write them. For three years, the filmmakers follow the lives of five published romance authors and one unpublished newbie as they build their businesses, find and lose loved ones, cope with a tsunami of change in publishing, and earn a living doing what they love—while empowering others to do the same.

“So many great stories are being overlooked. As a documentary filmmaker, I want to bring the lives and work of compelling women to the screen. Typically, any industry dominated by women is dismissed as trivial and ‘merely domestic’. But if you take a second look, these female communities are fascinating!” Said the film’s director, Laurie Kahn. “I am delighted to be able to share the stories of the unique (and fun!) romance community with audiences around the country.”

About the Filmmaker, Laurie Kahn:
Director/Producer Laurie Kahn’s first film, A Midwife’s Tale, was based on the 18th century diary of midwife Martha Ballard and Laurel Ulrich’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book. It won film festival awards and a national Emmy for Outstanding Non-Fiction. Her film TUPPERWARE! was broadcast in more than 20 countries, won the George Foster Peabody Award and was nominated for a national Best Nonfiction Director Emmy. Before starting her own production company, Kahn worked on Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, The American Experience, FRONTLINE’S Crisis in Central America, All Things Considered, and Time Out. When she was in her 20s, she taught philosophy, she now teaches film and history when she’s not in the middle of making a film, and she’s a resident scholar at the Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center.
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