If you’re fascinated by the process of adapting a novel or short story for the screen, Cinemathèque, McNally Robinson Booksellers and the Manitoba Writer’s Guild are presenting a series of movie screenings followed by discussions on that very subject.
Participants are encouraged to read the book in advance of seeing the film at Cinemathèque. After the movie, discussion will be led by Winnipeg Free Press columnist Alison Gillmor. The events take place on Wednesday evenings at 7PM once a month from January to June. The first film was Sarah Polley’s 2006 “Away from Her” based on Alice Munro’s short story, “The Bear Went Over the Mountain.” Next on Feb. 25 will be “The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz” (1974) based on the novel of the same name by Mordecai Richler.
To register for the discussion and screenings, sign up in advance at 204-925-3456 ext. 106. Tickets $9 per screening.
Other films in the series are:
Persuasion (1995), March 25
Crash (1996), April 29
High Fidelity (2000) May 27
Rachel, Rachel, (1968) June 24