J. Hoberman’s New Book Looks Back at Reagan Era Films

J. Hoberman's "Make My Day."

From the dawn of blockbusters like “Jaws,” “Star Wars,” and Rocky’s inspirational blue collar parable, to films like “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” and “Apocalypse Now,” in his new book “Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan,” renowned film and cultural critic J. Hoberman chronicles America’s collective “dream life,” analyzing the relationship between the nation’s movies and its politics.

On Saturday, September 21, at 4 p.m., Hoberman will be at Canio’s Books to discuss and sign copies of his book in an event offered in collaboration with the Sag Harbor Cinema.

Lively, provocative, and deeply informed, “Make My Day” is the third installment of Hoberman’s acclaimed Found Illusions trilogy. A major new work from one of America’s most insightful cultural critics, the book blends film, pop culture, and political analysis and sheds light both on a seminal era in America’s recent past as well as on the nation’s unsettling, unprecedented present.

Canio’s Books is at 290 Main Street in Sag Harbor. Call 631-725-4926 for more information.