The Book Keepers at First Run's NYC Cinema Club
First Run Features presents "The Book Keepers" on Virtual Cinema.
Winner of the Audience Award & Jury Award at the Austin Film Festival, "The Book Keepers" follows the uplifting journey of a husband who keeps his wife's dream alive by becoming the spokesperson for her book after her death.
Carol Wall's debut memoir – about cancer, friendship, and cultivating an open heart – was a breakout success. But joy turned to tragedy when the breast cancer she wrote about returned, and she died months after its publication.
Carol’s husband, Dick, determined to help her life-affirming message find its audience, becomes the book’s unlikely spokesperson and embarks on a nationwide book tour. He’s joined by the couple’s filmmaker son, Phil, who captures his dad’s efforts to ensure her dream lives on. The result is an intimate portrait of love and loss – an ode to the healing power of storytelling.
"Engrossing...memorable...profound. Beautifully captures the complex nature of the way we cope with loss." -Douglas Laman, The Spool
THE BOOK KEEPERS
A film by Phil Wall
89 minutes | color | In English
Optional English captions for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing