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Historic LoDo: Simon Winchester is the bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, The Map That Changed the World, A Crack in the Edge of the World, The Man Who Loved China, and more than a dozen other books. Mr. Winchester was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Elizabeth II in 2006. Winchester will discuss and sign his fascinating new book Skulls: An Exploration of Alan Dudley’s Curious Collection (Black Dog & Leventhal). In this captivating and visually stunning book, Winchester explores an array of more than 300 animal skulls, from the aardvark to the red-bellied piranha, and shares the fascinating story of the man who amassed much of the collection: an obsessive Englishman named Alan Dudley. Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: firstname.lastname@example.org Simon Winchester’s website
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Denver FilmCenter/Colfax: Join the Tattered Cover Book Store, UCD’s College of Arts & Media, Colorado Public Radio, and the new Denver FilmCenter/Colfax (in the Lowenstein CulturePlex, next door to the Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue) for an exploration of the world of classic movies, hosted by Colorado Public Radio film critic Howie Movshovitz at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax. All programs begin at 2:00 pm. Admission is free, but tickets are required from the box office. Tickets are available one hour before screening. Parking is avilable in the parking lot off of Elizabeth or Columbine Streets. This month we’ll see the 1932 Jean Renoir classic Boudu Saved from Drowning. Renoir is as good as it gets. He nudges his characters into action, and he watches. His films have neither heroes nor villains, just the brilliant vision of the complexity of human life. Boudu (Michel Simon), a homeless tramp, leaps into the Seine. A bookseller jumps in after him and pulls him to safety—and what’s this uptight shopkeeper going to do with him now, this uncivilized man who wipes his shoes with the drapes and leches after both wife and maid? An utterly brilliant, often hilarious movie. (84 minutes) For information on the Denver FilmCenter go to denverfilm.org For a PDF of our Tattered Cover Film Series flyer, please click Tattered Cover Film Series flyer.