Join Jeremy Hobson, co-host of Here & Now for a conversation with acclaimed documentary filmmaker and author Erin Lee Carr.
Carr is the author of "All That You Leave Behind," a fierce memoir about family, love, work and addiction the she wrote after losing her larger-than-life father (New York Times journalist David Carr). She is also the director of "I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth V. Michelle Carter," a two-part documentary about the Massachusetts texting suicide case that captured national interest, premiering on HBO in Summer 2019.
The conversation will be followed by an exclusive screening of part one of "I Love You, Now Die." Copies of Carr’s book will be also be on sale at the event.
Greenlight welcomes acclaimed documentary filmmaker Erin Lee Carr to launch her new memoir, All That You Leave Behind, a poignant coming-of-age story that offers a raw and honest glimpse into the multilayered relationship between a daughter and a father. A celebrated journalist, bestselling author (The Night of the Gun), and recovering addict, David Carr was in the prime of his career when he suffered a fatal collapse in the newsroom of The New York Times in 2015. Shattered by his death, his daughter Erin Lee Carr began combing through the entirety of their shared correspondence in search of comfort and support. Through this lens, Erin comes to understand her own workplace missteps, existential crises, and relationship fails. While daughter and father bond over their mutual addictions and challenges with sobriety, it is their powerful sense of work and family that comes to ultimately define them. Erin presents her book in conversation with Brian Stelter, chief media correspondent for CNN Worldwide and anchor of “Reliable Sources”, followed by a wine reception to celebrate the book's launch.