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Literary Flicks

Literary Flicks

... a monthly viewing of movies based on books


Wuthering Heights

April 10, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.

Wuthering Heights is a 1970 film based on the classic Emily Brontë novel of the same name. Catherine (Anna Calder-Marshall) is the daughter of the lord of the manor who falls for the brooding stable boy Heathcliff (Timothy Dalton). As the two grow up, they spend endless days exploring the sprawling moors of Yorkshire, eventually discovering in each other a fiery, powerful love. When Heathcliff leaves to seek his fortune, he returns to find Catherine has married the local magistrate Edgar (Ian Ogilvy), and a violent fury consumes his soul. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. (104 min.).


Henry V

May 8, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.

Henry V is a 1944 adaptation of William Shakespeare's play of the same name. It stars Laurence Olivier, who also directed. The setting shifts between a stage of the Globe Theater, stylised film sets, and realistic, outdoor scenery. The story focuses on the young Henry, who is determined to bring France under English control once again. Henry leads his troops through several battles in France, culminating in the Battle of Agincourt. Henry then woos Catherine of Valois, daughter of the defeated French King Charles VI. (136 min.)


In the time of the butterflies

June 12, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.

In the Time of the Butterflies is a 2001 film based on Julia Álvarez's book of the same name. Set in the Dominican Republic during the dictatorship of President Rafael Trujillo (Edward James Olmos), the story is a fictionalized account of the Mirabal sisters. Selma Hayek stars as Minerva Mirabel, who leads her sisters Mate (Mia Maestro) and Patria (Lumi Cavazos) into the resistance movement after Trujillo murders their father. After a series of increasingly dangerous events, she, Mate, and many resistance members are arrested and sent to jail. Minerva becomes a symbol, and many prisoners, guards, and outsiders secretly voice their support for "the Butterflies." (95 min.)


The Hundred Foot Journey

July 10, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.

The Hundred-Foot Journey is a 2014 film adapted from Richard Morais' 2010 novel of the same name. Helen Mirren stars as Madame Mallory, the proprieter of a Michelin-starred restaurant in a French Village. When an Indian restaurant opens across the street from hers, a rivalry develops between her and the Kadam family, which runs it. Other stars include Om Puri as the father, Manish Dayal as Hassan, the chef of the family, and Charlotte Le Bon as Marguerite, Madame Mallory's sous chef. (122 min.)