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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky To Discuss "Future of Movies" At Akron Library 5/9

By Rich Heldenfels Published: April 24, 2012

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The (Main Event) author series featuring prominent voices from the worlds of literature, the arts, politics and journalism resumes with Ignatiy Vishnevetsky on May 9 at 7 p.m. at the Main Library Auditorium, 60 S. High St. in downtown Akron.

 Ignatiy Vishnevetsky (Ig-NOT-ee Vish-nev-ET-skee) is a film critic and essayist for Notebook, a digital magazine of international cinema and film culture published by Mubi.com. His writing covers movies from the silent era to the Internet and everywhere in between.

Since 2011, Vishnevetsky has co-hosted the PBS program Ebert Presents: At the Movies with Christy Lemire. He also contributes film criticism to Cine-File and The Chicago Reader.

The evening’s program will be a multimedia presentation, as Ignatiy considers the mutable medium of cinema, and asks: “If narrative, sound, color, television, computers, and 3D haven’t managed to kill movies, what will?”

A question and answer session will follow the presentation, which is free and open to the public.

Presented by the Akron-Summit County Public Library and Friends of Main Library. Auditorium doors open at 6:30pm. Parking in the High/Market deck is free for those arriving after 6pm. Call 330-643-9035, or go to www.akronlibrary.org for more information.

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