Lovell will appear in the Mt. Diablo Event Center, located in Club Los Meganos, the newly opened $19 million, 34,000-square-foot centerpiece of The Vineyards.
Lovell has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Variety, Philadelphia Inquirer and San Jose Mercury-News, where he served as film columnist and critic for many years. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed “Escape Artist: The Life and Films of John Sturges,” the first biography of the director of “The Magnificent Seven” and “The Great Escape.” He has also contributed to “Tender Comrades: A Backstory of the Hollywood Blacklist,” “The Pop Culture Zone: Writing Critically about Popular Culture” and “The International Encyclopedia of Film.”
As a National Arts Journalism Fellow at the University of Southern California, Lovell wrote “Caught in the Machinery: How Hollywood Subverts the Media,” a groundbreaking survey of the nation’s film critics. It was excerpted in the Columbia Journalism Review and reported on by CNN, NPR and the Washington Post. He teaches a variety of film studies courses at De Anza College in Cupertino.
Have a favorite movie you’d like to ask Lovell about? He’ll be revealing his personal “Top Ten Favorite Movies” and taking questions from the audience.
A limited number of complimentary tickets may be reserved by calling 800-685-6494.
The master of ceremonies for the 2010 Keynote Lecture Series is Brentwood Press Managing Editor Rick Lemyre.
Upcoming speakers in Trilogy at The Vineyards 2010 Keynote Lecture Series include leading Bay Area chef Linda Carucci on Saturday, July 24 and former Rolling Stone Editor Ben Fong-Torres on Saturday, July 31. Both events run from 1 to 2 p.m.