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Literary Flicks

Literary Flicks

... a monthly viewing of movies based on books

 

seabiscuit

May 14, 2019

Seabiscuit is a 2003 film based on the best-selling non-fiction book Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. The film is loosely based on the life and racing career of Seabiscuit, an undersized and overlooked Thoroughbred race horse, whose unexpected successes made him a hugely popular media sensation in the United States during the Great Depression. Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, and Chris Cooper star as Seabiscuit's jockey, owner, and trainer. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards. (141 min.)

Kramer vs Kramer

June 11, 2019

Kramer vs. Kramer is a 1979 film based on Avery Corman's novel. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander and Justin Henry, the film tells the story of Ted Kramer, a workaholic whose wife leaves him and his son. Ted and his son, Billy, form a strong bond, which is tested when Joanna, his wife, fights for custody. The film won five Academy Awards, for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Dustin Hoffman), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Meryl Streep), Best Director, and Best Writing; and won four Golden Globes. (104 min.)