'Call Me' author Andre Aciman to speak after Stamford screening

Andre Aciman, the author of the novel “Call Me By Your Name,” will speak after a special screening of the Academy Award-winning film adaptation at the Avon Theatre.

The 2017 film about the summer love affair between a graduate student (Armie Hammer) and his employer’s son (Timothee Chalamet) was a major art house hit. The adaptation of the novel won an Oscar for veteran filmmaker James Ivory.

Aciman’s novel was critically acclaimed when it was published in 2007, but it took a decade for it to reach the screen. The novelist has said he was very pleased by Ivory’s screenplay.

Aciman is a professor of comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. In addition to “Call Me By Your Name” his novels include “Eight White Nights,” “Harvard Square” and “Enigma Variations.”

The writer will be interviewed after the movie by Frederick Roden, a professor of English at UCONN Stamford.

Avon Theatre, 272 Bedford St., Stamford. Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. $13-$8. 203-967-3600