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Sailor & Lula Redux: Wild At Heart turns 20
28 Apr 2010 7:00 pm
28 Apr 2010 9:00 pm

Join Barry Gifford and friends as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of the novel Wild At Heart, a Palme d'Or–winning film adapted for the screen by director David Lynch.

This evening will be celebrating the release of

Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels

published by Seven Stories Press

This new collection presents all of the novels and novellas that comprise the saga of Sailor Ripley and Lula Pace Fortune, "the Romeo and Juliet of the South": Wild at Heart, Perdita Durango (also made into a feature film), Sailor's Holiday, Sultans of Africa, Consuelo's Kiss, Bad Day for the Leopard Man, and The Imagination of the Heart.

Barry Gifford will be on hand with local writers who will be reading excerpts from the Sailor and Lula cycle. The readings will be followed by a talk and booksigning by Barry Gifford, as well as a screening of a fresh print David Lynch's Wild At Heart.

Event hosted by City Light's Peter Maravelis

Admission will be $10.00. Proceeds go to helping the Balboa Theater, one of the last remaining independent movie houses in the city.

To purchase tickets, visit: Brown Paper Tickets

Barry Gifford is a poet, novelist and playwright. He is known for his distinctive mix of American landscapes, Film Noir and Beat influenced work. He is the author of over two dozen books of fiction and non-fiction which include: Wild At Heart, American Falls: The Collected Short Stories, Out of the Past: Adventures in Film Noir, The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room, and many others. He co-wrote the screenplays for Lost Highway, Perdita Durango, and Hotel Room. His novel Wild at Heart was adapted for film by David Lynch.

Balboa Theater, 3630 Balboa Street
San Francisco