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Beloved film star and bestselling author Diane Keaton opens a door to her own home life as she shares from an intimate new memoir. In the poignant family story Brother & Sister, Keaton explores the divergent paths siblings’ lives can take. Growing up in the Los Angeles suburbs in the 1950s, Keaton and her younger brother, Randy, were best friends and companions. But as they reached adulthood, Randy became troubled, then reclusive as his sister was living a world away in the spotlight. Intertwining personal photographs, journal entries, letters, and poetry, Keaton meditates on the inner workings of a family, the ties that hold it together, and the special bond between siblings even when they are pulled far apart. The Academy Award-winning actress who has starred in some of the most memorable films of the past forty years, including the Godfather trilogy, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Reds, and many more, will take the ALOUD stage to discuss her universal story of home, love, and the fragile nature of family.

Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton has starred in some of the most memorable films of the past forty years, including the Godfather trilogy, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Reds, Baby Boom, The First Wives Club, and Something’s Gotta Give. Her many awards include the Golden Globe and the Academy Award. She is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir Then Again and the essay collection Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty. Keaton lives with her daughter and son in Los Angeles.

David Ebershoff

David Ebershoff’s debut novel, The Danish Girl, won the 2000 Lambda Literary Award for transgender fiction and has been adapted into a major motion picture starring Academy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne. His most recent novel is the # 1 bestseller The 19th Wife, which was made into a television movie that has aired around the globe. He is also the author of the novel Pasadena and the collection of short stories, The Rose City. His books have been translated into twenty languages to critical acclaim. Ebershoff has appeared twice on Out Magazine’s annual Out 100 list of influential LGBT people. He teaches in the graduate writing program at Columbia University and has worked for many years as an editor at Random House. Originally from California, he lives in New York City.

This program will take place at The Los Angeles Theatre Center | Tom Bradley Theatre at 514 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.


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