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Literary Flicks

Literary Flicks

... a monthly viewing of movies based on books

 

The Jungle Book

December 12, 2107 - 6:30 p.m.

The Jungle Book is a 2016 film based on the works of Rudyard Kipling and the animated Disney film.  The Jungle Book tells the story of Mowgli, an orphaned “man cub” who is rescued by Baheera, a black panther, and raised by a pack of wolves. The film introduces Neel Sethi as Mowgli and features the voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, and Christopher Walken. It won an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects, and a Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film. (106 min.)

 

Age of Innocence

January 9, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.

The Age of Innocence is a 1993 adaptation of Edith Wharton's 1920 novel of the same name.  Set in New York City during the Gilded Age, the movie tells the story of Newland Archer (Daniel Day-Lewis), who is engaged to marry the respectable young May Welland (Winona Ryder) and then meets her cousin, the Countess Ellen Olenska (Michelle Pfeiffer). The Age of Innocence won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, and was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Winona Ryder), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best Art Direction. (139 min.)

 

Imitation Game

February 13, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.

The Imitation Game is a 2014 film based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as real-life British cryptanalyst Alan Turing, who decrypted German intelligence codes for the British government during the Second World War. Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance and Mark Strong also star. The film received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Cumberbatch), Best Supporting Actress (Knightley) and Best Adapted Screenplay, winning the latter. (114 min.)

 

Forest Gump

March 13, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.

Forrest Gump is a 1994 film based on the 1986 novel by Winston Groom. Tom Hanks stars as Gump, a slow-witted but kind-hearted man who witnesses, and in some cases influences, some of the defining events in modern US history. Other stars include Robin Wright as Jennie, the love of his life, Sally Field as his mother; Gary Sinise as his commanding officer in Vietnam; and Mykelti Williamson as Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue, his ill-fated Army buddy who is familiar with every recipe that involves shrimp. The film won six Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Hanks). (142 min.)