Meet Michael Koresky, Author of "Films of Endearment" - FULL

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A Stamford Pride Month program.

A poignant memoir of family, grief and resilience about a young man, his dynamic mother and the '80s movies they shared together.

Michael Koresky's most formative memories were simple ones. A movie rental. A mug of tea. And a few shared hours with his mother. Years later and now a successful film critic, Koresky set out on a journey with his mother to discover more about their shared cinematic past. They rewatched ten films that she first introduced to him as a child, one from every year of the '80s, each featuring women leads.

Together, films as divergent as 9 to 5, Terms of Endearment, The Color Purple and Aliens form the story of an era that Koresky argues should rightly be called "The Decade of the Actress."

Films of Endearment is a reappraisal of the most important and popular female-driven films of that time, a profound meditation on loss and resilience, and a celebration of the special bond between mothers and their sons.

Michael Koresky is a film critic and filmmaker, and editorial director at New York's Museum of the Moving Image. He has held staff editorial positions for Film at Lincoln Center and The Criterion Collection, where he continues to work as a freelance programmer. He has been named one of the "100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture" by Brooklyn Magazine.

Books available for purchase. Author signing to follow presentation.

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Co-sponsored by Stamford Pride.