NICK FLYNN talks about The Reeactments with REBECCA SOLNIT

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 7:00pm





In conversation with Rebecca Solnit

Music from Penelope Houston and Cass McCombs


Presented by St. Cyprian’s in association with The Rumpus


For Nick Flynn, that game we all play -- the who-would-play-you-in-the-movie-of-your-life game -- has been resolved. The Reenactments chronicles the surreal experience of being on set during the making of the film Being Flynn, from his best-selling memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, and watching the central events of his life reenacted: his father's long run of homelessness and his mother's suicide. Flynn tells the story of Robert De Niro's first meeting with his real father in Boston and of watching Julianne Moore attempt to throw herself into the sea. The result is a mesmerizingly sharp-edged and kaleidoscopic literary tour de force as well as a compelling argument about consciousness, representation, and grief.


Flynn will talk with San Francisco writer, historian and activist Rebecca Solnit, the author of thirteen books about art, landscape, public and collective life, ecology, politics, hope, meandering, reverie and memory, including Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, and A Field Guide To Getting Lost.



Penelope Houston is a Bay Area musician and artist. In 1977 she formed the iconic punk band, the Avengers. Her dark literate folkrock can be heard on her most recent album On Market Street. 




Cass McCombs was born in 1977 and raised in Northern California.  He in a child of the 70s…Rather than fulfilling the stereotype of confessional singer-songwriter, he describes the lifestyle and feelings of those that surround him, with more love than judgment.  McCombs is a mirror.


7:00 PM at St. Cyprian's (2097 Turk at Lyon, San Francisco)

All profits with be donated to Delivering Innovation In Supportive Housing (DISH), a supportive housing/homeless services organization.


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We’ll be there with books. Please join us all!

The Reenactments: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393344356
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 7th, 2013