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Christine Lahti & Michael Moore - The Strand @ The New School

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003

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.

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.



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

Michael Moore is the Oscar and Emmy-winning filmmaker of Bowling for Columbine, Roger & Me, and Fahrenheit 9/11, and the New York 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.

This event is presented by The Strand Bookstore in partnership with The New School as part of the See Me After Class series.  


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Author Readings and Discussions


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Humanity, Society, Social Justice


Schools of Public Engagement


Writing, Gender and Sexuality


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