Christine Lahti + Michael Moore
Tuesday April 24: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Over the years, actor and director Christine Lahti has embodied iconic roles in Chicago Hope, Running on Empty, Housekeeping, And Justice for All, Swing Shift, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, God of Carnage, and The Blacklist. Now she’s turning her talent to the literary world.
In this collection of affecting essays, Lahti examines her life, from her childhood, to her start as an actor and activist, and her life as a middle-aged woman in Hollywood today. Her witty and humble writing captures moments in her life, revealing her struggle against her need for perfection, fighting to maintain her integrity as a feminist and as a person.
Lahti’s insights are personal, yet not exclusive, with her sentiments spanning generations. Her writing can be seen as a spiritual mother to feminist actors and voices whose work inspires today’s young women. Her memoirs show a journey toward empowerment as a woman—a journey that she is still taking.
Join us as Christine Lahti celebrates her book True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness: A Feminist Coming of Age; she will be joined in conversation by documentary filmmaker and author Michael Moore.
This event is presented in partnership with The New School as part of the See Me After Class series. Purchase a copy of True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness at the top of the page to attend. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located at The New School, in the Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, NYC 10003
Christine Lahti is an acclaimed director and stage, television, and film actress with a career that spans over forty years. She won an Oscar for her short film, Lieberman in Love, two Golden Globe Awards, and an Emmy Award for Chicago Hope. On Broadway, she starred in God of Carnage and The Heidi Chronicles, among many others. Some of her films include Swing-Shift, Running on Empty, and Housekeeping. TV shows include Jack and Bobby, Law & Order SVU, and The Blacklist.
Michael Moore is the Oscar and Emmy-winning filmmaker of "Bowling for Columbine", "Roger & Me", and "Fahrenheit 9/11", and the NY Times best-selling author of "Stupid White Men" and "Here Comes Trouble." His groundbreaking NBC series from the early '90s, "TV Nation," brought political satire back to television where it had been absent since the days of the Smothers Brothers. He was at one time the youngest elected official in the country and, according to President Trump, "twice had dinner with me" -- though Moore has no recollection of either date.