Gatsby in Connecticut: The Story Behind the Untold Story
August 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This program will be given by the Producer and Director of the award winning documentary about Scott and Zelda’s summer in Connecticut and its impact on The Great Gatsby. Williams will show clips from the film, as well as photographs and other bonus material. The documentary features Sam Waterston and was narrated by Keir Dullea.
Robert Steven Williams is an award-winning filmmaker and novelist. His first full-length documentary Gatsby in Connecticut, was selected by The New Yorker as one of the best films of 2020. Robert spends most of his time writing stories and making short films and videos for not-for-profits including the Paul Newman founded Safe Water Network, and the Dublin-based, Concern Worldwide. He’s currently working on a documentary about the Elman Football Club of Mogadishu, the club uses sport to inspire cooperation in a country where most have only known war. He also won the silver medal for popular fiction from the Independent Publishers Book Awards for the novel My Year as a Clown.
This program is offered both in person at the library and online. To attend online, please register at www.BristolLib.com with a valid email, to receive the ZOOM link 30-40 minutes before the program begins. *If you wish to attend in person at the library, please CALL the Manross Memorial Library at 860-584-7790, 260 Central St., Forestville. Please do not register online.
In-person capacity is limited. Questions? Please call the library. Offerings and details may change along with the changing public health scenario and in accordance with the Governor’s Sector Rules for Libraries.