The Rubin Django
1966, Italy & Spain, Sergio Corbucci, 92 min.
Starring: Franco Nero, José Bódalo, Loredana Nusciak
Introduced by Vanity Fair deputy editor Bruce Handy
Free ticket with a $7 bar minimum
About the Speaker
Bruce Handy is currently a deputy editor of Vanity Fair. Prior to joining the magazine in 1999, he was a senior writer and editor at Time, where he wrote a column on society and popular culture and edited the magazine’s arts coverage. His articles, essays and reviews have appeared in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, New York, Rolling Stone, Vogue, The Village Voice, and The New Yorker. He has also contributed multiple pieces to the New York Times op-ed page and is currently writing a book for Simon & Schuster on the subject of children’s books.
Handy began his career at Spy magazine as a writer and editor in 1986. His article “A Spy Guide to Post Modernism” was a finalist for a National Magazine Award in 1989. He was nominated for an Emmy in 1993 as a member of Saturday Night Live’s writing staff. He won a GLAAD Award in 1998 for his “Yep I’m Gay” cover profile of Ellen DeGeneres. At Vanity Fair, he has edited two National Magazine Award-winning articles and has written on topics and personalities as diverse as Mad Men, Larry Flynt, the composer John Barry, PeeWee Herman, Miley Cyrus, the J.T. Leroy hoax, Cinerama, and the history of flight attendants. He also writes a weekly column on pop culture for vanityfair.com.
A native of California and a graduate of Stanford University, Bruce Handy lives in Manhattan with his wife, novelist Helen Schulman, and their two children.