Love Between the Covers
US | 2015 | 86 minutes | Color | DVD | Order No. 161173
Book LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS filmmaker Laurie Kahn to speak at your university
“Upbeat and heartfelt..."
"The film surprises with its feminist message… This is the one place where you will consistently find women’s sexuality treated fairly and positively.”
"For viewers who know little or nothing about romance fiction, Kahn’s documentary will deliver one astonishment after another."
“…an affectionate look at the vast, unheralded community of women who have effectively kept the publishing industry afloat..."
“Love is a great choice for cultural sociologists in general and for classroom use."
“Groundbreaking exploration of a billion dollar business dominated by women.”
"If your library owns romances, show readers some love and buy this film."
"Writers and fans demonstrate affection and mutual respect for each other in this well-edited program that will be devoured by romance readers, aspiring writers, and anyone who loves reading."
"***...Recommended… Laurie Kahn’s lively documentary LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS makes a solid case for an appreciation of a much maligned genre."
"If you want to understand what makes the most popular of popular genres tick, hurry up and watch Love Between the Covers. A refreshingly smart look at romance fiction today, yesterday, and tomorrow."
"Covers is a fabulous little film, even if you don't have strong feelings one way or another about romance novels. It will also show you that there's much more to them than you might think."
"Kahn’s intimate and inspirational film offers a glimpse into their supportive and creative community."
"Love Between the Covers is an unexpectedly compelling exploration of the romance novel industry."
"A fascinating documentary."
"Delightful...sharp and affectionate...it should also be observed with keen interest by anyone who wants to understand how incredibly friendly and supportive an industry driven by women, for women can be, how collaboration trumps competition."
"LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS is a valuable resource: a lively collection of interviews and footage that is sure to stimulate thought. The greatest achievement of Love Between the Covers is that it presents the complexity of romance fiction as an ecosystem...... sociologically minded students and scholars will value the insights into romance fiction’s intricate, vibrant networks and systems."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- Los Angeles Film Festival
- St. Louis Film Festival
- Cincinnati Film Festival
- Independent Film Festival Boston
- Woods Hole Film Festival
- Newburyport Documentary Film Festival
Laurie Kahn’s first film, A MIDWIFE’S TALE was based on the 18th century diary of midwife Martha Ballard and Laurel Ulrich’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name. It won film festival awards and a national Emmy for Outstanding Non-Fiction. Her film TUPPERWARE! was broadcast in more than 20 countries, won the George Foster Peabody Award, and was nominated for a national Best Nonfiction Director Emmy. Before starting her own production company, Kahn worked on Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, The American Experience, Frontline's "Crisis in Central America," All Things Considered, and Time Out. She is a resident scholar at Brandeis University's Women’s Studies Research Center. (9/15)