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Lou Reed and Me: Michael Imperioli with Tom Barbash @ Swedish American Hall
7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Swedish American Hall
Date: October 17, 2018 to October 17, 2018
Where: Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94114
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Arts & Theater
Ticket Price: N/A
Doors open at 7:30 PM. Show starts at 8:00 PM.In 1976, Matthew is a sixteen-year-old living in Jackson Heights, Queens. After he loses his two most important male role models, his father and grandfather, his mother uproots Matthew and herself to a posh Manhattan apartment. Matthew soon befriends musician Lou Reed, who lives with his transgender girlfriend Rachel in the same building. The drug-addled, artistic shaman soon becomes an unorthodox father figure to Matthew, who finds himself head over heels for the mysterious Veronica. Tonight, actor and writer Michael Imperioli presents his debut coming-of-age novel The Perfume Burned His Eyes, based on his real-life friendship with Lou Reed. In conversation with author Tom Barbash. $20 adv / $25 doorMichael Imperioli is best known for his starring role as Christopher Moltisanti in the acclaimed TV series The Sopranos, which earned him a Best Supporting Actor Emmy Award. He also wrote five episodes of the show, and was co-screenwriter of the film Summer of Sam, directed by Spike Lee. Imperioli has appeared in six of Lee’s films and has acted in films by Martin Scorsese, Abel Ferrara, Walter Hill, Peter Jackson, and the Hughes Brothers. Upcoming projects include Bruno de Almeida’s Cabaret Maxime, The Last Full Measure alongside Peter Fonda, Christopher Plummer, and William Hurt, and ABC’s Alex, Inc. His debut novel is The Perfume Burned His Eyes.Tom Barbash grew up in New York and is the author of four books as well as numerous reviews, stories essays, and articles for publications including McSweeney’s, Tin House, The Believer, Zyzzyva, and more. His short story collection Stay Up With Me was nominated for the Folio Prize. His novel The Last Good Chance received The California Book Award, was a Publishers Weekly and Anniston Star Best Book of the Year, and was shortlisted for the Great Lakes Book Prize and the Saroyan International Prize. His latest novel is The Dakota Winters, which Michael Chabon called "deft, fun