Wednesday, August 9, 2017

September's Book to Movie Club Selection

If you love books and movies, you'll certainly want to be a part of the Book to Movie Club at your Main Library.  Meeting on the second Tuesday nights of each month, this group reads popular recent hits, and then meets up to watch the adaptation it was based on at the library...followed by a discussion of both the book and the flick.

For September, the featured selection is Indignation by Philip Roth and we invite you to look out for a copy at your library, and then attend the movie night being hosted on Tuesday, September 12 at 6:00PM.  For more information about this club, feel free to contact Heather Carter at 325-676-6029.

Author: Philip Roth
Summary: What impact can American history have on the life of the vulnerable individual?  It is 1951 in America, the second year of the Korean War.  A studious, law-abiding, intense youngster from Newark, NJ, Marcus Messner, is beginning his sophomore year on the pastoral, conservative campus of Ohio's Winesburg College.  An why is he there and not at the local college in Newark where he originally enrolled?  Because his father, the sturdy, hard-working neighborhood butcher, seems to have gone mad with fear and apprehension of the dangers of adult life, the dangers of the world, the dangers he sees in every corner for his beloved boy.  As the long-suffering, desperately harassed mother tells her son the father's fear arises from love and pride.  Perhaps, but it produces too much anger in Marcus for him to endure living with his parents any longer.  He leaves them and, far from Newark, in the midwestern college, has to find his way amid the customs and constrictions of another American world.

The adapted movie was written for screen, and directed by, James Schamus, and stars Logan Lerman & Sarah Gadon.  Having made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2016, it would later open to limited theaters in August.  As for the critics take on the movie, it opened to positive reviews receiving an average rating of 7.5 out of 10, and the consensus of the critics stating, "Indignation proves it's possible to put together an engaging Philip Roth adaptation - and offers a compelling calling card for debuting writer-director James Schamus."

Be sure to checkout the book from your library and come ready to watch the film adaptation, as well as discuss the two, on Tuesday, September 12 at 6:00PM.

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