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November 1, 2017

WNET & New York Public Library Partnership Brings Poe to Communities Across NYC

WNET partnered with the New York Public Library to host preview screenings at library branches throughout the city in the week leading up to Monday night’s American Masters — Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive premiere. Eleven libraries across Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island hosted screenings as a part of this ongoing partnership that brings American Masters films directly into New York City communities for sneak previews before they air on THIRTEEN.

Of all of the libraries in the NYPL system, one has a particularly close connection to Edgar Allan Poe – The Bronx Library Center. It is located a block away from Poe Park and the Poe Cottage, the famed poet’s last residence which still stands today as a museum dedicated to his legacy.

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, the Bronx Library Center hosted a free public screening of the first half of the film. Filmmaker Eric Stange joined the event for a special Q&A about the film, Poe’s life in the Bronx, and the mystery surrounding his death.

Poe Cottage

The Bronx Library Center

 

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