Your source for information on the latest and greatest in reading arts and entertainment!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Books on the Big Screen

Two titles on our Staff Picks list are coming to theatre near you this August:

One Day
Based on the novel, "One Day" by David Nichol
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patricia Clarkson
Release Date: August 19th
After one day together --- July 15, 1988, their college graduation --- Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground. For the next two decades, key moments of their relationship are experienced over several July 15ths in their lives. Together and apart, we see Dex and Em through their friendship and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears.

Starring: Josiane Balasko, Togo Igawa, Ariane Ascaride
Based on the novel, "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery
Release Date: August 19th
The Hedgehog is the timely story of Paloma, a young girl bent on ending it all on her upcoming 12th birthday. Using her father’s old camcorder to chronicle the hypocrisy she sees in adults, Paloma begins to learn about life from the grumpy building concierge, Renée Michel. When Paloma’s camera reveals the extensive secret library in Renée’s back room, and that the often gruff matron reads Tolstoy to her cat, Paloma begins to understand that there are allies to be found beneath the prickliest of exteriors. As the unlikely friendship deepens, Paloma’s own coming of age becomes a much less pessimistic prospect.

No comments:

Post a Comment