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November 28. 2012 8:49PM

Film critic Ty Burr to present program


TY BURR (Photo courtesy of Michael Lionstar.)

HANOVER - Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr will present an illustrated film lecture and book reading titled "Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame" at 7 Monday, Dec. 3, at the Howe Library, 13 S. St.

The 90-minute program plus book-signing will cover the history of film from the late 1890s to the present day instant social media platforms of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

"Gods Like Us" was released nationally by Random House this past September. Burr has been the film critic for the Boston Globe since 2002. Born in 1957 he studied at Dartmouth College and New York University and has written three other books, "The Hundred Greatest Movies of All Time," "The Hundred Greatest Stars of All Time" and "The Best Old Movies for Families: A Guide to Watching Together."

He is a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics. From 1992 until 2002, he worked for Entertainment Weekly as the magazine's chief video critic. Burr also makes appearances on NECN, MSNBC, and local and national radio programs to discuss the latest movies.


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