Urbandale Public Library/Is the Book Better Than the Movie? Film and Book Discussions

Throughout August – October, our Friday afternoon movies for adults and our monthly Thursday evening movie for adults will feature movies that have been made out of books from The Great American Read list of 100 favorite books.  Many of the showings will be followed by a facilitated discussion as indicated by * below.

Friday Flicks – Fridays @ 1:00 PM

August 3:  The Joy Luck Club – 1993 – R – 140 min.
August 10:  The Martian – 2015 – PG-13 – 144 min.
August 17:  The Hunt for Red October – 1990 – PG – 135 min.
August 24:  Memoirs of a Geisha – 2005 – PG-13 – 145 min.
August 31:  The Clan of the Cave Bear – 1986 – R – 98 min.

September 7:  Simon Birch (based on A Prayer for Owen Meany) – 1998-PG – 114 min.
*September 14:  The Handmaid’s Tale – 1990 – R – 109 min.
*September 21:  To Kill a Mockingbird – 1962 – NR – 129 min.
September 28:  Pride and Prejudice – 2005 – PG – 127 min.

October 5:  Tom Sawyer  – 1973 – G – 103 min.
October 12:   The Great Gatsby – 1974 – PG – 143 min.
*October 19: The Outsiders – 1983 – PG -91 min.
*October 26:  Charlotte’s Web – 1973 – G-94 min.

*Movie followed by a facilitated discussion.

 

Monthly Movies for Adults

*Thursday, August 23 @ 6:00 PM:  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – 1945 – PG – 129 min.
Thursday, September 27 @ 6:00 PM:  The Book Thief –  2013 – PG-13 – 131 min.
*Wednesday, October 31 @ 6:00 PM:  Frankenstein – 1931 – NR – 70 min

*Movie followed by a facilitated discussion.

 

Programming for The Great American Read is offered as part of a grant from the American Library Association and PBS.