This Week in Meryl-Mania


Exciting things have been happening!

This week, I talked about Meryl on Q, the Canadian radio program which is distributed in the US via PRI. I also recorded a segment for the Film School Rejects Broken Projector Podcast. Due to a scheduling mess-up on my end, I had to record the podcast sitting outside Cafe Vita in Los Feliz. On garbage day. Enjoy the ample background noise!

But the big event of the week was the series of screenings I programmed at the New Beverly Cinema, which went splendidly. It was super exciting to see and meet so many people who were excited about movies like She-Devil, Death Becomes Her and Postcards From the Edge. Talking about these types of forgotten or lesser thought-of moments in Streep’s career was a big motivation for me to write the book, and it was great to see that I wasn’t alone in wanting to hear these stories and rediscover these movies.

Also, there was this:

The series got some great local press, in places like LAist, Los Angeles Magazine and my alma mater, LA Weekly

I’d love to do more of these types of events. If anyone out there is affiliated with a theater and would like to do some sort of Streep screening, email me at karina dot longworth at gmail dot com, and we can get something going. 

Finally, right now I’m gearing up to talk about the book with my friend/Los Angeles Times critic and reporter Mark Olsen, at Book Soup on Tuesday. This is the last local event I have scheduled for awhile, so please come! We will laugh and chat and probably have drinks after.