Book Into Film: Minority Report

October 30, 2012

Contact: Will Marston, 510-981-6233

Berkeley Public Library invites you to a viewing of  Minority Report. Philip K. Dick’s exciting short story was turned into an equally compelling 2002 movie by Steven Spielberg, which is 145 minutes long and rated PG-13. Chief John Anderton is head of a special police unit that prevents murders before they happen. The system relies on three “pre-cogs” who can see the future.  Their record is perfect—until they foresee Chief Anderton himself committing murder. The race is on for Anderton to clear his name. Discussion group participants will read the book at home and then gather on Sunday, November 11  1:30 – 4:30 PM 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 takes place every other month and offers adult and teen patrons the opportunity to discuss books, films and the art of adaptation. Participation is limited and registration is recommended. Please call (510) 981-6233 to register for this program. For questions and accessibility information, call 510-981-6195, TTY 510-548-1240,