Romance V: Love Between the Covers: the Popular Romance Project Documentary (Special Session)
The Popular Romance Project is a multi-year, multi-platform exploration of romance in popular culture, including a website, a Library of Congress symposium on popular romance fiction, and a travelling exhibition about romance novels sponsored by the American Library Association. At its heart, however, is the documentary film “Love Between the Covers,” produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Laurie Kahn. In this special session, Kahn will show excerpts from the final version of the film and discuss its creation, editing, and goals, as well as the congressional controversy that has swirled around federal funding for the Project as a whole.
[Love Between the Covers has been invited to have its official international premiere at Toronto's Hot Docs Film Festival. Showings will be on the 25th and 26th of April and 1 May.]