New York Times Chief Film Critic A.O. Scott will speak at the Detroit Film Theater located in the Detroit Institute of Arts on Friday, March 24th at 7:30 P.M. ET to discuss his book, Better Living Through Criticism.
In the new book, Scott demonstrates that we are, in fact, all critics. Drawing from his storied career as at the Times as a starting point, Scott illuminates how critical thinking informs almost every aspect of artistic creation, civil action and our interpersonal lives, and he makes a fascinating case for art and criticism being interdependent and even inseparable, suggesting “that everyone is a critic means, or should mean, that we need to put our remarkable minds to use and to pay our own experience the honor of taking it seriously.” The DFT is delighted to bring one of America’s most gifted, witty and wise critical thinkers and journalists to Detroit, presented by Friends of Detroit Film Theatre.
Tickets to the event are available HERE.