Love, Lucia

November 17 only
Web graphic poster featuring Lucia Berlin

Director Ann Doerig and David Berlin in person

Lucia Berlin (1936-2004) was first published when she was twenty-four in The Atlantic Monthly and in Saul Bellow and Keith Botsford’s journal The Noble Savage. Berlin worked brilliantly but sporadically throughout the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. Her stories are culled from her early childhood in various Western mining towns; her glamorous teenage years in Santiago, Chile; three failed marriages; a lifelong problem with alcoholism; her years spent in Berkeley, New Mexico, and Mexico City; and the various jobs she later held to support her writing and her four sons, including as a high-school teacher, a switchboard operator, a physician’s assistant, and a cleaning woman.

“Love, Lucia” is an intimate celebration of the great Short Story writer, Lucia Berlin. Remembered through her own letters as well as stories shared by her friend and fellow writer Lydia Davis as well as one of her sons, David Berlin. 55min.

NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME.Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.


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