Actor, writer, director and four-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke will be joined by award-winning author James McBride for a conversation around The Good Lord Bird, the new Showtime series based on McBride’s book, in which Hawke portrays abolitionist John Brown. The conversation will also include Joshua Caleb Johnson, who co-stars in the series, executive producer and showrunner Mark Richard, and costume designer Amy Andrews Harrell, moderated by William Little (UVA). Introduction by VAFF Advisory Board member Andy Edmunds (Virginia Film Office).

We hope you’ll consider purchasing The Good Lord Bird and other books by James McBride from New Dominion Bookshop or the UVA Bookstore.

Presented by Virginia Film Office; Supported by New Dominion Bookshop, The UVA Bookstore, and the Virginia Festival of the Book

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