Novel-To-Screen Film Festival Featuring “Hugo”

I’m thrilled to be part of a panel that will follow a screening of the movie, “Hugo” as part of  the Novel-To-Screen Festival here in New York, April 4-5, 2013.  The festival is a partnership between the National Book Foundation and Pratt Institute. All screenings are free and open to the public, but seats are limited. To reserve your seat, send an email to Sherrie Young atsyoung@nationalbook.org with “RSVP for Novel-to-Screen” in the subject line.  Here’s a bit more from the website:

“HUGO” – FRIDAY, APRIL 5 AT 3:30 P.M. (126 MINUTES)

The Invention of Hugo Cabret was written by Brian Selznick and nominated for a National Book Award in Young People’s Literature in 2007. The film “Hugo” was directed by Martin Scorsese and released in 2011. With a screenplay by John Logan, the film stars Asa Butterfiled, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Christopher Lee.

Panel discussion to follow screening.

MODERATOR:

Peter Patchen is the Chairperson of Digital Arts at Pratt. He has exhibited at the Beecher Center for Technology in the Arts at the Butler Institute of American Art, Siggraph Art Exhibitions, Luco Film Festival (Rome), Kalisaar Computer Art Exhibition (Tel-Aviv), and various other solo and group exhibitions.

PANELISTS:

Monica Edinger is a familiar presence in the world of children’s literature and the author of several books for educators. She contributes to a variety of publications, including The New York Times Book Review and The Horn Book Magazine in addition to blogging at “educating alice” and “The Huffington Post.” She has helped select the winners of several awards, including the Newbery, and originated and co-runs School Library Journal’s Battle of the Kids’ Books. Her first book for children, Africa is My Home: A Child on the Amistad, will be out from Candlewick Press this fall. A committed educator, Monica began her teaching career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone and currently teaches fourth grade at the Dalton School in New York City.

Brian Selznick is the author/illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestselling novels The Invention of Hugo Cabret andWonderstruck. “Hugo,” the 3D major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and based on The Invention of Hugo Cabret,won five Academy Awards. His books have received many awards and distinctions, including being nominated for a National Book Award in Young People’s Literature and the Caldecott Medal for The Invention of Hugo Cabret, and a Caldecott Honor for The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins. He divides his time between Brooklyn, New York and La Jolla, California.

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  1. Darn, I’m even taking next week off – this would be the perfect excuse for a trip to New York! To be young and single again… I would be there in a heartbeat. Have a fantastic time, Monica!

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  2. That is co cool. How did it go?

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    • It was great. Brian offered wonderful perspectives (as well as film and slides) about how he was working cinematically with the book and then how Scorsese and the others involved with the film used the book in and his art in so many fascinating ways.

      Also, an interesting discussion about the 2-D versus 3-D version. And since the audience had many folks coming from a film background the conversation was different too.

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