2018: Week 9 Speaker Books

Week Nine :: August 18 – August 26

Documentary Film as Facilitator: Storytelling, Influence and Civil Discourse

With crowdsourcing, social media campaigns and new distribution channels, films aimed at effecting social and cultural change have found audiences unlike any time in the history of the art form. But how do we measure the impact of such films — from changing minds to changing policy? To close the 2018 season, filmmakers and film lovers gather for a weeklong festival featuring screenings and conversations in venues throughout the grounds, all alongside the Institution’s renowned lecture and arts programs. We consider the filmmaker’s role and intentions as artist, storyteller, journalist, advocate and activist; the business decisions that influence the distribution and marketing campaigns behind such films; and the effectiveness of films to create empathy — and prompt action — in its audiences.

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: The Intersection of Cinema and Religious Values

Religious values continue to be a potent influence in the minds of young, contemporary filmmakers in modern America. How have these filmmakers navigated the difficult and sensitive waters of religion to bring these films to the screen? What effects are these films having? In this week we will witness the power of the visual narrative to change hearts and minds.

Please note: if you are viewing/ordering a speaker's books on the day of an event, there may be a significant lag in the number of books showing on hand, as well as our abilities to fulfill any store pickup orders.  If you are on the grounds for an event, we highly recommend purchasing titles directly at our physical store or off-site signing locations.

Titles below are arranged alphabetically by Speaker.

Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780375706523
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - August 31st, 1999

The National Parks: America's Best Idea Cover Image
$65.00
ISBN: 9780307268969
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - September 8th, 2009

Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780465094233
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Basic Books - June 13th, 2017

The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501179440
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - May 8th, 2018

The Odyssey of Echo Company: The 1968 Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle to Survive the Vietnam War Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781476761947
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - May 8th, 2018

Church Meets World (Church Teachings for Changing the World #4) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780819232717
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Published: Morehouse Publishing - August 1st, 2016

What We Shall Become: The Future and Structure of the Episcopal Church Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780898698954
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Published: Church Publishing - September 1st, 2013

Mark Twain: An Illustrated Biography Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780375405617
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Published: Knopf - November 13th, 2001

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Cover Image
$60.00
ISBN: 9780307700230
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Published: Knopf - September 9th, 2014

The Vietnam War: An Intimate History Cover Image
$60.00
ISBN: 9780307700254
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Published: Knopf - September 5th, 2017

The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945 Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780375711183
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - November 2nd, 2010