BIG SCREEN BOSTON HAS been ensconced in the Top 10 New England books on Amazon for most of the day today. Does that make it a bestseller? You can buy it there or here now, and it will be in bookstores on Thursday, if not sooner.
The first three screenings of outstanding but rarely seen Boston movies I've set up around town are this week: Kate Davis' Girltalk at the Brattle Theater Wednesday at 8 pm; Jan Egleson's Billy in the Lowlands at the Brattle Thursday at 8; and Frederick Wiseman's Titicut Follies at the Museum of Fine Arts Saturday at Noon. It's the first area screening in at least five years for each of them. I'll be selling and signing books at all three, and I expect people involved with the making of the first two to be in attendance, as well. If you can't make Girltalk on Wednesday, catch me on Backstage with Barry Nolan on Wednesday night at 8 pm on CN8 (The Comcast Network). I'm supposed to be taping a segment earlier in the day.