Saturday, June 9, 2007

Film: Out of the Book

Powell's Books is producing a series of short films about authors and their works called Out of the Book. The first in the series will focus on Ian McEwan and his newest book, On Chesil Beach. It will be released on DVD Wednedsay, June 13. (I've requested a copy for the library). There will also be screenings in cities across the country.

I look forward to seeing the film. From the preview, it looks like a quality production and will hopefully help promote interest in and discussions of contemporary literature...just like book groups do.
Powell's Books introduces a groundbreaking series of compelling short films about authors. Out of the Book™ delivers engaging portraits of writers and their work. More expansive than traditional readings, the project aims to generate spirited discussion about great new books and their impact on readers' lives.

Out of the Book's first edition features bestselling British author Ian McEwan and his novel, On Chesil Beach. Directed by Doug Biro (Herbie Hancock: Possibilities) and shot over four days in England and the United States, the film includes interviews with McEwan in London, on-location footage from Chesil Beach, an original soundtrack, commentary from peers and critics, and more.
Local Screenings can be seen at:
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925

1090 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

You can watch a preview here:

Thanks to Young Adult Librarian Kelly Keefer for this tip.

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