Location: Florence Gould Hall at French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Latest Activity: Aug 21, 2019
De Montalembert, who was blinded during an attack in New York City in 1978, presents a screening of Black Sun, the award-winning documentary. He will also introduce his new memoir, Invisible, published by ATRIA Books. As documented in Black Sun, de Montalembert faced crushing despair in the year after losing his sight; but then he did the unthinkable by learning to "see" without the use of his eyes.The meditation on his loss is explored in his latest book, Invisible. In this memoir, the author reflects on the thirty years since he lost his sight. Without a trace of self-pity, he writes about how the loss of this vital sense invigorated him, leading him to take solo trips around the world and giving him a new appreciation of life.The screening will be followed by a Q&A session, reception, and book signing with the author himself.$25 admission ($20 for FIAF members).