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Past Events

Past EventsThursday, February 28

FILM Grace Paley: Collected Shorts

Although her writing output was modest during her 84 years –just three volumes of short stories- Grace Paley  was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. “Art”, she explained “is too long, and life is too short.” As a child of Russian Jewish refugees, she was instilled with a passion for social justice which runs through her life and work. Lilly Rivlin’s intimate documentary is a rich and inspiring portrait of the writer, activist and New York icon who died in 2007.

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