Join The Humanities Studio in welcoming award-winning film director, playwright and screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan to Pomona College as the third guest in the Studio Speakers Series. Screenings of two of his films, Margaret and Manchester by the Sea, will be followed by a conversation and Q&A session, hosted by Professor Jonathan Lethem. 

Both film screenings and the program, "Kenneth Lonergan in Conversation with Jonathan Lethem," are free and open to the public.

Lonergan is perhaps best known for his 2016 film Manchester by the Sea, which he wrote and directed, and for which he won the Academy and BAFTA awards for best original screenplay. He wrote and directed You Can Count on Me (2000) and Margaret (2011), and has written or co-written a number of other screenplays including Analyze This (1999) and Gangs of New York (2002). He has also written frequently for the stage, including The Waverly Gallery (2000), which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and Lobby Hero (2001).

Jonathan Lethem is the Roy Edward Disney ‘51 Professor of Creative Writing and professor of English at Pomona College and the author of 11 novels including, most recently, The Feral Detective, which will be published on Nov. 6.

This event is sponsored by the Departments of Philosophy and History, the American Studies Program and The Humanities Studio, which launched in September 2018. The theme for the Studio's inaugural year and for the 2018-19 Studio Speakers Series is "Fail Better," in honor of late Pomona College Professor of English Arden Reed.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018 7:00 pm

1 p.m. Screening of Margaret

4:15 p.m. Screening of Manchester by the Sea

7 p.m. “Kenneth Lonergan in Conversation with Jonathan Lethem”

  • Pomona College
  • Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center
  • 170 E. Sixth Street
General Public
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Pomona Faculty and Staff
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Claremont Colleges Community