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Join filmmakers Michael Galinsky & Suki Hawley for a 35mm-projected retrospective of RUMUR films continuing with HORNS AND HALOS. This series is co-presented by Rooftop Films & Filmwax.

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Horns and Halos [A RUMUR Film]

Horns and Halos [A RUMUR Film]

A 35mm-projected retrospective of Michael Galinsky & Suki Hawley's films at The Brooklyn Heights Cinema. Thursdays throughout May.

HORNS AND HALOS captures the unlikely connection of three men - an ex-con turned celebrity biographer, a janitor cum underground publisher, and U.S. President George W. Bush - whose paths to power and popularity become tangled in a controversial book.

In October 1999, an article appeared in the New York Times indicating that publisher St. Martins Press had recalled FORTUNATE SON, the first published biography of George W. Bush, when it was revealed that the author, J.H. Hatfield, served five years in prison for solicitation of capital murder. At the time of its recall, the book was a bestseller, no doubt due to the books allegations that Bush had been arrested for cocaine possession in 1972.

Several weeks later, small underground imprint Soft Skull Press, led by the self-styled “punk of publishing” Sander Hicks, announced that it would re-publish the book. They began operating out of a makeshift office in the basement of the building where he divides his time as the super.

Set against the backdrop of the fierce 2000 presidential campaign, Horns and Halos follows Hatfield and Hicks as they battle lawyers, media and mounting debt to get FORTUNATE SON back on shelves. After facing a lawsuit, a thrashing on 60 Minutes and bankruptcy, Soft Skull attempts to make one last splash at the Book Expo of America. Hatfield reluctantly reveals his sources for the book’s cocaine allegations, and the fallout is explosive.


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Horns and Halos [A RUMUR Film]

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 8:30 pm–10:30 pm
Join filmmakers Michael Galinsky & Suki Hawley for a 35mm-projected retrospective of RUMUR films continuing with HORNS AND HALOS. This series is co-presented by Rooftop Films & Filmwax.
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