A Benefit for Upstate Films: An Evening at Astor Courts with Robert Seidman

Nov 16
Fri 7:00
Ticket Price $5. Tickets must be purchased in advance via the following link (click here) or by calling (845) 876-0500. There will be no ticket sales at the door. Attendees will receive $5 off the purchase of a book at the event.
On Friday, November 16th, at 7:00pm, Oblong Books & Music will host a discussion and book signing with Robert Seidman, author of Moments Captured, a novel based on the life and exploits of pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge. Held at the historic Astor Courts in Rhinebeck, a portion of the proceeds from book sales at the event will be donated to the Upstate Films Digital Projection Fund.
Robert Seidman is the author of the critically acclaimed One Smart Indian. In Moments Captured he tells the captivating story of two indelible individuals and a shattering murder in late nineteenth-century San Francisco. An epic saga of young America flexing its muscle, it is roughly based on the life of the great photographer Edward (Eadweard) Muybridge. Crossing the country with his camera and outsized ambition, Muybridge meets the emancipated young dancer Holly Hughes, and inexorably she becomes the true focus of his life- though a corrupt robber baron interested in Muybridge’s talent for technology comes between them. Through Seidman’s finely drawn prose, we witness nation-building on a colossal scale, along with the politics of wile, greed, and seduction. With an intense love affair at its center and a true-to-life narrative of art and technology, this novel brings to life one of the most picaresque settings in American history.
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