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The Act of Reading

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Genres: Documentary
Starring: Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, Mark Blumberg, Maryanne Wolf
Director: Mark Blumberg
Plot Synopsis:

15 years ago, Mark Blumberg flunked his high school English class when he failed to read Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. Now newly enamored with the notorious novel, he reaches out to his former teacher to see if she would accept a belated book report from him... in the form of a feature-length documentary film. After several months of research, interviews, and awkward interactions, he presents her with The Act of Reading. Attempting nothing less than a comprehensive portrait of the reading mind, Blumberg's quest introduces him to a unique assortment of scholars, scientists, and teachers -- from a snowy New England reading marathon to a magical Texas classroom. He also meets two of Melville's descendants who channel their famous ancestor in dramatic reenactments. Yet, as the project grows in scope, Mark's marriage begins to fall apart. His attempt at fixing the past must instead develop into an earnest search for meaning, not just in great books, but in all of life's great confusions.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: February 16th, 2021
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Movie Release Year: 2019
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Gravitas Ventures
  • Technical Specs
    Length:87 Minutes
    Specs:BD-R Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.78:1