The Ernest Hemingway Society
American Literature Association Conference
May 26-29, 2022
Documenting the Author: Examining the Role of and Impact of Author-Based Documentaries
This past April, the highly anticipated documentary, Hemingway (2021), premiered on PBS, coupled with watch parties and much discussion of reactions to the film. The reception of the documentary spurred debate, provided new perspectives of Hemingway through visual footage and images, and perhaps most importantly, presented the author’s life and work to a public audience, inviting both casual and dedicated readers to watch and learn.