Ali Selim and Will Weaver Discuss Sweet Land

St. Paul filmmaker Ali Selim’s Sweet Land, a Minnesota-made indie labor of love that garnered critical acclaim and spawned a minor cult, was adapted from Bemidji writer Will Weaver’s 1989 short story “A Gravestone Made of Wheat.” The Rake’s Cristina Córdova will moderate the latest installment of The Talk of the Stacks series, as the auteur and the author discuss the long journey Weaver’s story took from the page to the screen. Both Selim and Weaver have interesting back stories (Selim has had a high-profile career as a director of television commercials, and in recent years Weaver has been working on a series of successful young adult novels and teaching at Bemidji State), so there should be no shortage of topics for discussion.

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