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Josh Ritter Releases Star-Studded 20-Minute Book Video

Musician Josh Ritter recently released his debut novel Bright’s Passage. To promote the book, Ritter gathered a cast of Hollywood friends, family members and fans to read the first chapter of the novel. Follow the link to see the full twenty-minute video.

The list of orators include Josh Ritter, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Glen Hansard, Charlie Cox, Mary Louise Parker, Bob Ritter, Sue Ritter, Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington, Scott Hutchison, Zack Hickman, Tift Merritt, Stephen Kellogg, Haley Tanner, Sam Kassirer, Liam Hurley, Lincoln Ritter, Jacob Ritter and Dan John Miller.

In a previous interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ritter talked about the inspiration for his novel: “Several of the songs on [the album] So Runs the World Away are fairly complicated narrative songs, so my first instinct was to try and make Henry Bright’s story into a song. As I thought about it, though, I realized this was my chance to try my hand at a novel…Besides my songs, Bright’s Passage is the first work I’ve I wanted anyone to see.”

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“Brief Interviews With Hideous Men” Trailer Released

brief-interviews-wit_79fe25.jpgOne of the stars of The Office will bring the work of David Foster Wallace to theaters on September 25.

Actor and director John Krasinski adapted “Brief Interviews With Hideous Men” by the late author, taking the film to Sundance this year. Click here to watch the film’s new trailer. Next week, 92YTribeca will be screening the film, along with an in-person Q & A with actors Ben Shenkman and Bobby Cannavale.

Here’s more on how the adaptation connected the book’s stories, from the release: “[The film] is a darkly funny and disturbing exploration of men and their complex relationships with women. Sara Quinn is interviewing men as part of her graduate studies. Her intellectual endeavor has emotional consequences as the men’s twisted and revealing stories are juxtaposed against the backdrop of her own experience. As she begins to listen closely to the men around her, she must ultimately reconcile herself to the darkness that lies below the surface of human interactions.”