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The Book Keepers
Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Book Keepers
Saturday, April 1st
Reception and Book Signing 5:00 pm
Screening and Q&A 6:00 pm
Free with suggested $10 Donation
Determined to keep his late-wife’s dream alive, Dick Wall becomes the unlikely spokesperson for her debut memoir and embarks on an unexpected cross-country promotional tour. He’s joined by his filmmaker son, who is torn between saving his mom’s first book and his concern for how his dad is coping with their new reality. Their inspirational journey sparks discussion on loss, relationships, and the healing power of sharing stories. Carol Wall’s debut memoir — about cancer, friendship, and cultivating an open heart — was a breakout success. But joy turned to tragedy when the breast cancer she wrote about returned, and she died months after its publication. Carol’s husband, Dick, determined to help her life-affirming message find its audience, becomes the book’s unlikely spokesperson and embarks on a nationwide book tour. He’s joined by the couple’s filmmaker son, Phil, who captures his dad’s efforts to ensure her dream lives on. The result is an intimate portrait of love and loss — an ode to the healing power of storytelling.
Directed by Phil Wall.
Run Time: 1 hr 29 mins.
About the Director
Phil Wall is an award-winning filmmaker. He wrote, produced, filmed, directed and edited “The Book Keepers,” which is his third feature documentary. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, where he works on independent and commercial narrative content.
The MNFF Vermont Tour is produced by the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival and features a selection of the top films from the previous Festival. In addition to Woodstock, the 2023 Tour will make stops in Rutland (March 23 & 24), Burlington (March 24)], St. Johnsbury (March 25 & 26), Randolph (March 25), Greensboro (March 26) and Dover (March 26). For more information about the films, venues and screening times on the Vermont Tour, please visit the MNFF website: middfilmfest.org/