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Literary Flicks

Literary Flicks

... a monthly viewing of movies based on books


The Kite Runner

August 8, 2017 - 6:30 p.m.

The Kite Runner is a 2007 film based on the book by Khaled Hosseini. Alternating between modern San Franscisco and 1970's Afghanistan, it tells the story of two young boys, the well-to-do Amir and Hassan, his loyal friend and son of Amir's father's servant. An act of betrayal in the past leads to a search for redemption, when Amir returns to Afghanistan to help Hassan's troubled son. The film was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Original Score, and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. (128 min.)

Julius Caesar

September 12, 2017 - 6:30 p.m.

Julius Caesar is a 1953 adaptation of the Shakespeare's play of the same name. The all-star cast includes Marlon Brando as Mark Antony, James Mason as Brutus, John Gielgud as Cassius, Louis Calhern as Julius Caesar, Edmond O'Brien as Casca, Greer Garson as Calpurnia, and Deborah Kerr as Portia. The film won the Academy Award for Best Art Direction, and was nominated for the Best Actor in a Leading Role (Marlon Brando); Best Cinematography, Black-and-White; Best Music Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture; and Best Picture. (121 min.)