Selected as #1 Choice of all 2015 videos by the American Library Association's
"...A refreshingly smart look at romance fiction
today, yesterday, and tomorrow."
-Professor William Gleason
Author Beverly Jenkins & fan
"...an honest, lively, complex film about women's literature and culture. I think this one will last a lot longer than any scholarly treatment of romance ever will."
-Professor Deborah Chappel Taylor
Arkansas State University
In LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS Emmy Award® Winning director Laurie Kahn (TUPPERWARE!) turns her insightful eye towards another American pop culture phenomenon: the romance industry. The genre generates over a billion dollars in annual sales. Creating online economic empires and inventing new markets are authors like the incomparable Nora Roberts. This documentary offers fascinating insights into the history and popularity of a world that pushes the envelope on gender, race, sexuality and diversity. Watch the trailer.
After coming off of a successful tour in more than 20 film festivals including Hot Docs and DOCNYC, LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS continues to make headlines with the prestigious American Library Association recognition!
Also make sure to check out a new RESOURCE GUIDEassembled by Eric Sellinger, co-founder of the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance. In this comprehensive multimedia guide, teachers, students, and other curious people can delve into resourceful photos, videos, and other related topics, such as race and romance, and love across cultures - all serving as an essential companion to the film.
Laurie Kahn is also available for speaking engagements, please clickhereto inquire.
Buy the DVDfor your collection! It's a great addition to conversations surrounding pop culture, gender studies, and as well as entrepreneurship.
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