Lecture Series: “Around the World in 80 Movies”
Join us for another exciting lecture brought to you by Piper’s Opera House and The Comstock Foundation.
About this event
Author Robin Holabird presents readings and images from her new book “Around the World in 80 Movies” combining bucket-list destinations with must-see movies about those regions.
Author, film expert, and world traveler Robin Holabird writes regularly about films and their locations, with her weekly program airing on Reno’s NPR affiliate KUNR at 88.7 FM every Friday. She also provides film commentary for KOH 780 AM and helped found Reno’s Film Festival. Her newest book, “Around the World in 80 Movies” (Ice Cube Press 2019), shows the link between films and travel destinations. As the editor of the magazine, Locations and her longtime experience as a film commissioner for the state of Nevada.
Robin has worked with Clint Eastwood, Taylor Hackford, PT Anderson, and other directors on such projects as Love Ranch, Sister Act, and CSI. She earned certification and a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Nevada-Reno.
Holabird’s first book, Elvis, Marilyn and the Space Aliens, (University of Nevada Press 2017) explores how movies and television programs affect Nevada’s public image. She’s currently working on her third book, Around the World in 80 MORE Movies. Stay tuned.
Robin is a board member of the Northern Nevada Wine Association and coordinator of Reno’s long-standing NNW (No-Name Wine group). An outdoor enthusiast who loves photographing locations throughout the world, Robin is a regular hiker and runner who finished the Boston Marathon six times.
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