All scheduled dates:
- April 1, 2020 - 5:30pm-7:30pm
- April 8, 2020 - 5:30pm-7:30pm
- April 15, 2020 - 5:30pm-7:30pm
- April 22, 2020 - 5:30pm-7:30pm
- April 29, 2020 - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Enjoy a month of book to film adaptations to mark National Library Week!
Wednesday, April 1, 5:30pm Silver Linings Playbook 2012/R/117min.
A bipolar man bonds with a recent widow and offers to be her partner for a dance competition if she'll help him contact his ex-wife. Based on the Matthew Quick novel of the same name.
Wednesday, April 8, 5:30pm Adaptation 2002R/115min.
A tormented screenwriter adapts a bestseller about a real-life orchid thief. When his twin moves in and takes up writing, he finds it harder to finish his own screenplay. Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, and Chris Cooper, star in this adaptation of the Orchid Thief.
Wednesday, April 15, 5:30p Big Sleep 1946/NR/114min
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall ignite the screen in this classic film noir adaptation of Raymond Chandler's steamy detective novel. Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner collaborated on the screenplay based on the novel by William Chandler.
Wednesday, April 22, 5:30pm Bookshop (in Kanopy) 2017/113min/PG
England 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop. Winner of numerous film awards & with great performances by Emily Mortimer, and Bill Nighy. Isabel Coixet directs. And wrote the screenplay adaptation of the Penelope Fitzgerald novel of the same name.
Wednesday, April 29, 5:30pm Pursuit of Happyness, 2006/117min/PG-13
Will Smith stars as a failed salesman tries to care for his young son after they lose their home in the adaption of Chris Gardner’s biography of the same name.
Please call 510-981-6280 or visit berkeleypubliclibrary.org for more information.