Directed by David Hugh Jones (1987; rated PG; 100 minutes)
Set in postwar London, this film traces the real-life correspondence between an avid bibliophile in New York City (and an activist who took part in the 1968 Columbia University protests) and a bookseller at Marks & Co in Charing Cross. The pen pals’ intellectual curiosity and friendship recalls the network and global resources that formed Hunter’s diverse and extensive library.
This screening is part of Books, Bees, and Butterflies: A film series for William Hunter
Each of the films in this series reflects some aspect of the life or world of the anatomist, physician, early obstetrician, and collector William Hunter (1718–1783). All screenings are free and take place in the Center’s Lecture Hall.