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One Book, One San Diego: Feature Film Screening

Biopic of murdered San Francisco politician, a human-rights activist and the first openly gay man elected to major public office when he won a seat on the Board of Supervisors in 1977.

Visit the San Diego Public Library's event page to learn the title of the film.
Library contact: 858-581-9934

Presented as part of One Book, One San Diego, featuring the 2019 selection, “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai.

“The Great Believers” is a historical novel about the terrors and tragedies of the AIDS epidemic and its repercussions, through a story about friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss, set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris.

It won the Stonewall Book Award, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and was optioned by Amy Poehler for television.

This event is part of the San Diego Public Library’s programming for this year’s One Book, One San Diego.The 2019 selections include “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai, “The Crossover” by Kwame Alexander for young adults, "Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales for kids, and “Éramos unos niños” by Patti Smith for Spanish-language readers.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Graphic cover of “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai....

Above: Graphic cover of “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai. Courtesy of Penguin Random House

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