On Sunday, June 10, at 4pm, the Hotchkiss Library will host artist, author, and filmmaker Adam Van Doren, who will present his documentary, Top Hat & Tales: Harold Ross and the Making of The New Yorker. The film follows the creation of the celebrated magazine and its creator, Harold Ross. Narration by Stanley Tucci and interviews with writers and artists, such as John Updike, Roz Chast, and Roy Blount, Jr., “nicely capture the alchemy of elements—engaging fiction, satirical cartoons, challenging articles—that continue to mark the literate periodical.” (Booklist) “The appeal of this charming film comes from the way it glamorizes the era into which The New Yorker was born. Rich with film clips, jazz bands, speakeasies, skyscrapers on the rise—it evokes the Manhattan that Astaire and Rogers so often glided through.” (The New York Times) Van Doren will give a brief talk after the film.
The program is part of the Sundays at 4 Series. Registration requested. For more information or to register, please call 860 364-5041.