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Book and Film Discussion: Winter's Bone

Netflix keeps recommending Winter's Bone to me. I've heard great reviews of the movie, it won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance in 2010, and I love love love Jennifer Lawrence, but I hadn't realised that it was originally a book...until now.

Winter's bone was written in 2005 by Daniel Woodrell who coined the phrase "country noir" to describe his work and subsequently adapted for the big screen by writer/director Debra Granik. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence as a teenage girl in rural America who, to protect her family from eviction, must locate her missing father. The film explores the interrelated themes of close and distant family ties, the power and speed of gossip, self-sufficiency, and poverty as they are changed by the pervasive underworld of illegal methamphetamine labs.

We'll meet again at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse. Keep an eye out for the book on the table.

You can buy the book from Amazon or your local bookshop, and can buy the DVD from Amazon or watch online with Netflix. Here's the trailer if you're not sure yet!

Happy reading and viewing!


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  • Kirstie

    Thank you all for such a great turn out this evening, and for the fascinating discussion :)

    June 23, 2014

  • Cheryl

    I'll be a bit late but am coming :) feel free to start without me.

    June 23, 2014

  • Kirstie

    See you all tomorrow!

    June 22, 2014

  • John I.

    Am here enjoying a chicken sandwich hanging around for another ten mins then heading off

    May 28, 2014

  • John I.

    Am here enjoying a chicken sandwich hanging around for another ten mins then heading off

    May 28, 2014

  • John I.

    Hi does anyone want to meet anyway in May to review the book the Lost Child of Philomena Lee a true story revealing the power of the Catholic Church in Ireland and its heart renching impact on two families from accross the Atlantic. There is also a film to go with it starring Judi Dench.Spoke to Kirstie she is ok with us meeting let me know I am free on Wednesday 28th of May at 7 pm at the Arts Picture house

    May 9, 2014

    • Cheryl

      Been meaning to see Philomena for a while but Wednesday's are no good for me unfortunately. Have fun :)

      May 14, 2014

    • Linda

      Sorry, not free in May, and only just seen your post.

      May 19, 2014

  • Greg

    Cool - I just saw the film a couple of weeks ago, so perfect for my first meeting!

    May 8, 2014

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