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"Can video save the literary star? Ask the tastemakers at Powell's Books, the venerable independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon."
Julie Bosman, the New York Times
What do we talk about when we talk about our states? On a summer day in 2008, 19 contributors to the new State by State collection gathered to tackle the question. The result? Out of the Book, Volume 3.
Very Short List calls the film "informative and fun" a cross between the Tim Robbins movie Cradle Will Rock, the Springsteen song "My Hometown," and the website 50 Bands, 50 States.
Volume 2 introduces "a virtuoso work of history" (Publishers Weekly), David Halberstam's final great work, The Coldest Winter.
Out of the Book's first edition features bestselling British author Ian McEwan and his novel, On Chesil Beach. Directed by Doug Biro (Herbie Hancock: Possibilities) and shot over four days in England and the United States, the film includes interviews with McEwan in London, on-location footage from Chesil Beach, an original soundtrack, commentary from peers and critics, and more.