The Book Keepers


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Jun 17 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Jun 18 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Jun 20 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Jun 21 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2020
Run Time:89 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Phil Wall


Meet the filmmaker at the MONDAY screening!

Director Phil Wall will be here to do a Q&A at the Monday, June 20 screening at 7 p.m.

“The Book Keepers” — winner of the Audience Award and Jury Award at the Austin Film Festival — follows the uplifting journey of a husband who keeps his wife's dream alive by becoming the spokesperson for her book after her death.

Carol Wall's debut memoir – about cancer, friendship, and cultivating an open heart – was a breakout success. But joy turned to tragedy when the breast cancer she wrote about returned, and she died months after its publication.

Carol’s husband, Dick, determined to help her life-affirming message find its audience, becomes the book’s unlikely spokesperson and embarks on a nationwide book tour. He’s joined by the couple’s filmmaker son, Phil, who captures his dad’s efforts to ensure her dream lives on. The result is an intimate portrait of love and loss – an ode to the healing power of storytelling.

"Engrossing … memorable … profound. Beautifully captures the complex nature of the way we cope with loss." — Douglas Laman, The Spool