Movies... About Books

Capture4We all know that books and movies go hand-in-hand and lately there have been a handful of films released that highlight the power of the written word - It's also not surprising that most of them are based on books.

The perfect place to find the crossover of this love of books and film is your local library. Along with finding all your favourite books you can also borrow DVDs and access streaming services to watch these wonderful stories and more.


SDC_2372798_2018-10-7--00-15-36The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
M | Drama
August 15

Based on the 2008 bestselling novel of the same name by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Set in the aftermath of World War II, the film follows a writer who forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.
Starring: Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay, Lily James



SDC_2381356_2018-19-7--00-15-32The Bookshop
PG | Drama
September 26

Based on the 1978 bestselling novel of the same name by Penelope Fitzgerald. Florence Green, a free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop - the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies: she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers and also crosses Mrs. Gamart, Harborough's vengeful, embittered alpha female who is a wannabe doyenne of the local arts scene.
Starring: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson



SDC_2391919_2018-24-8--09-21-16Book Club
TBC | Comedy
December 5

Diane is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon is still working through a decades-old divorce. Carol's marriage is in a slump after 35 years. Four lifelong friends' lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. Starring: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen



SDC_2381291_2018-21-8--00-15-09Fahrenheit 451
M | Drama
September 19

Based on a 1953 classic novel by Ray Bradbury. In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young woman...and begins to rebel against society, to read in secret and discovers an underground rebellion committed to protecting literature. Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon, Sofia Boutella


While these are just a few new releases, there are many films that highlight books in some way or another, like these older favourites...


TSA_2263003_2015-17-4--01-28-55The Book Thief  PG | Drama | 2013

Based on the beloved best-selling book comes a story of a girl who transforms the lives of those around her during World War II, Germany. When her mother can no longer care for her, Liesel (Sophie Nelisse) is adopted by a German couple (Geoffrey Rush & Emily Watson). Although she arrives illiterate, Liesel is encouraged to learn to read by her adoptive father. When the couple then takes in Max (Ben Schnetzer), a Jew hiding from tuber's army, Liesel befriends him. Ultimately, words and imagination provide the friends with an escape from the events unfolding around them.


TSA_2207194_2015-17-4--01-06-05Midnight in Paris  PG | Drama | 2011

Gil Pender (Owen Wilson) is a screenwriter and aspiring novelist. Vacationing in Paris with his fiancee (Rachel McAdams), he has taken to touring the city alone. On one such late-night excursion, Gil encounters a group of strange - yet familiar - revelers, who sweep him along, apparently back in time, for a night with some of the Jazz Age's icons of art and literature. The more time Gil spends with these cultural heroes of the past, the more dissatisfied he becomes with the present.



TSA_2124720_2015-17-4--00-37-08The Reader  MA15+ | Drama | 2008

Based on the novel by Bernhard Schlink. As Germany rebuilds itself in the wake of World War II, teenager Michael Berg (Ralph Fiennes / David Kross) meets Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet), a bus conductor, several years his senior. Their relationship is passionate. When Hanna abruptly moves away without informing him, Michael is heartbroken. Years later, while studying law at Heidelberg University, he is appalled to discover that Hanna is on trial for a brutal Nazi war crime.


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