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Plays with Feature Film: Story & Pictures By
Sunday, June 16
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Landmark E-Street Cinema

555 11th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

To Be Destroyed


Arthur Bradford

Executive Producers

Rashida Jones, Rebecca Kutler, Amanda Spain, Loren Hammonds, Alexa Conway, Trevor Noah, Sanaz Yamin, Michael Sugar, Ashley Zalta, David Hillman, Norman Aladjem, Derek Van Pelt


Jennifer Ollman, Katie Taber


Chad Beck, Ben Sozanski


Allie Humenuk, P.H. O’Brien

To Be Destroyed follows author Dave Eggers as he meets with students and teachers in the Rapid City, SD school district where his novel, The Circle, was pulled from shelves along with works by Alison Bechdel, Stephen Chbosky, Bernardine Evaristo, and Imbolo Mbue. Through footage of heated school board meetings, community rallies and interviews with locals, we learn how these books were designated “to be destroyed”.

Director, To Be Destroyed

Arthur Bradford is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, director of 6 Days to Air, How’s Your News?, and the forthcoming Saving Casa Bonita (wt). He is also the author of two books, Dogwalker (Knopf) and Turtleface (FSG). He first met Dave Eggers in the late 1990s after publishing stories in his journal, McSweeney’s. Arthur founded Sweet Relief Productions with producer Jen Ollman in 2012.