Starting Out in the Evening: Book to Movie

In his review of “Starting Out in the Evening,” New York Times film critic A.O. Scott referred to the book on which it is based as a “near-perfect novel.”  The author, SLC Writing faculty member and alumnus Brian Morton, will be joined by the film’s director Andrew Wagner, his co-screenwriter Fred Parnes, and actress Lili Taylor in a program presented by the College’s Friends of the Library on Friday, March 14. A panel discussion with the author and actor will begin at 7 p.m. following a screening of the film at 4:30 p.m. The program will be held in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center and will be moderated by Film history faculty member Malcolm Turvey.

Morton is pleased with the way the movie turned out. “It has been interesting to see the actors embodying the characters,” he said.

Light refreshments will be served, and books will be available for purchase and signing. Due to limited seating, please RSVP by March 10 at (914) 395-2412 or