Conversation on "Hillbilly Elegy": Director Ron Howard & Author J.D. Vance

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Conversation on "Hillbilly Elegy": Director Ron Howard & Author J.D. Vance
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Feb 4, 2021
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The Library and Netflix will host a conversation with film director Ron Howard and J.D. Vance, author of “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis,” moderated by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden to discuss the creative process of bringing the book to the screen with the release of the new film, “Hillbilly Elegy.” Based on J.D. Vance’s New York Times Bestseller, directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard and produced by Academy Award winner Brian Grazer, “Hillbilly Elegy” is a powerful personal memoir that offers a window into one family’s personal journey. By following three colorful generations through their unique struggles, J.D.’s family story explores the highs and lows that define his family’s experience.

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