Contact: Andrea Mullarkey
Berkeley Public Library invites you to participate in an examination of 127 Hours, an intense film based on rock climber Aron Ralston’s true story. During a 2003 canyoneering trip, Ralston was trapped in an isolated canyon in Utah after a boulder crashed onto his arm. Over the next five days, Ralston examined his life and options for survival before taking extreme measures to rescue himself. 127 hours is based on Ralston’s harrowing true memoir Between a Rock and a Hard Place. Discussion group participants will read the book at home and then gather at 1:30 on Sunday, March 11, 2012 in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room at Berkeley’s Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street to view the film together. After viewing the film, participants will discuss the book, the movie and the adaptation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this free Book and Film program at the Central Library offers adult and teen patrons the opportunity to discuss books, films and the art of adaptation. Participation is limited and registration is required. Please call (510) 981-6148 to register for this program. The Central Library is open Monday, noon-8 p.m., Tuesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. For questions and accessibility information, call 510-981-6107, TTY 510-548-1240, http://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org.
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