Oct. 1 simulcast will feature renowned author and writer for The New Yorker Magazine
Sedona AZ (September 22, 2013) – New York’s famous 92nd Street Y returns to Sedona on Tuesday, Oct. 1 when the Sedona International Film Festival hosts the live simulcast of Malcolm Gladwell: When Underdogs Break the Rules. The special event will take place at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre at 5:00 p.m., live as it is happening in New York.
Why are we so often surprised when underdogs win? Do Goliaths make mistakes in spite of their strength—or because of it? Why are the childhoods of people at the top of so many professions marked by deprivation? Malcolm Gladwell, uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty.
Appearing on the Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people, Malcolm Gladwell is a Canadian journalist based in New York. He has been a staff writer with The New Yorker magazine since 1996. His works deal with research in the areas of psychology, social psychology and sociology. He has an incomparable gift for interpreting new ideas in the social sciences and making them understandable, practical and valuable to business and general audiences alike.
Gladwell is the author of several books including, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference, (2000), Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005) and Outliers: The Story of Success (2008) all of which were number one New York Times bestsellers.
Gladwell has a new book coming out soon called David And Goliath, in which he explores the concept of the underdog. What makes for a successful underdog? And why are underdogs so successful? David and Goliath has all the hallmarks of a classic Gladwell book: arresting, thought-provoking examples, insightful analysis, and a ground-breaking new perspective on something all around us.
“Live from NY’s 92nd Street Y” features a series of lectures, interviews, panels and readings featuring newsmakers, political figures, opinion-shapers and authors. Join some of the world’s most fascinating people for compelling and thought-provoking interactive discussions on the issues and events that affect our lives. Most of the programs provide opportunities for questions and answers with the presenters where participants from remote locations can ask questions as if they were in the New York audience.
“Malcolm Gladwell: When Underdogs Break the Rules” will be shown live on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 5:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by Billy and Cheryl Geffon.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the festival office. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. Call 928-282-1177 for tickets and information or visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org .