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Literary Flicks

Literary Flicks

... a monthly viewing of movies based on books

 

Winter's Tale

January 10 , 2017 - 6:30 p.m.

Winter's Tale is a 2014 film based on Mark Helprin's 1983 novel of the same name. This romantic fantasy begins in 1895, when an immigrant couple, refused entry into Manhattan, places their baby into a model sailboat named "Justice." This fairy tale plot includes a supernatural demon (Russel Crowe), a flying white horse, a beautiful woman who needs a miracle (Jessica Brown Findlay), and the devil (Will Smith). Colin Farrell stars as the man who was placed in the sailboat and wanders through time to fulfill his destiny. (118 min.)

 

Mansfield Park

February 14, 2017 - 6:30 p.m.

Mansfield Park is a 1999 film based on a novel by Jane Austen. It tells the story of young Fanny Price, who at the age of ten is sent to live at Mansfield Park with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas Bertra,. Clever, studious, and a writer with an ironic imagination and fine moral compass, she becomes especially close to Edmund, Thomas's younger son. In addition to the story of romantic intrigue and misunderstanding, the film includes slavery as a central plot point, with mention of how the Bertram family owes its wealth to slavery, as well as England's role in the slave trade. (112 min.)