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I’m halfway through Zona, Geoff Dyer’s book-length consideration of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker but wanted to post now to alert Dyer/Tarkovsky fans to a weekend of great events. In Zona, Dyer critiques Stalker in what feels like real-time, explicating each scene and then allowing his mind to free associate and wander, filling up the book’s many footnotes with fascinatingly digressive asides. I’ll have some thoughts on the book in the next print edition, but take note now of this weekend of appearances in support of the book. If I wasn’t in Austin I’d be at some of these.

Friday, March 9—NYC
7:00 pm — 192 Books event with John Jeremiah Sullivan/PULPHEAD. 192 Tenth Avenue.

Saturday, March 10—NYC
5:00 pm — NYU’s “Tarkovsky Interruptus” event at The New School. Tishman Auditorium, 6 West 12th Street.

Sunday, March 11—Astoria, NY
3:00 pm — Museum of the Moving Image event. 36-01 35th Avenue.
6:00 pm — Tarkovsky’s Mirror screening.

Monday, March 12—NYC
7:00 pm — School of Visual Arts event co-sponsored by SVA’s MFA Photography, Video and Related Media department, MFA Critical Theory, and the Arts department. Beatrice Theater, 333 West 23rd Street.

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