7:00 - 8:00
Renowned San Francisco Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle will discuss his new book, Dream State: California in the Movies.
Dream State is a bold dissection of the California dream and how it shaped the modern world. Using films such as The Wizard of Oz and La La Land, LaSalle, with his unmistakable contrarian humor, he takes us on a freewheeling journey through big-screen visions of the Golden State.
Mick LaSalle is the film critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, where he has worked since 1985. He is the author of pre-censorship Hollywood, Complicated Women: Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood and Dangerous Men: Pre-Code Hollywood and the Birth of the Modern Man, Both were books of the month on Turner Classic Movies and Complicated Women formed the basis of a TCM documentary in 2003, narrated by Jane Fonda. His 2012 book, The Beauty of the Real: What Hollywood Can Learn from Contemporary French Actresses, is a study of women in French cinema. His latest book, Dream State: California in the Movies, is out now, published by Heyday Books.