This is a book club for tomes that are about to be made into new movies as well as existing movies that are based on books.
So, we will have many home events for existing book/movie combos, while always being on the lookout for new movies coming out based on books we enjoy. For the latter, we will gather before watching a theater movie to discuss the book the film is based on. We will then proceed to the theater to watch the movie. Afterward, we will gather again to discuss how the book was better than the movie...because it almost ALWAYS is--HA! (We will strive to pick theaters with multiple very-nearby dining/libation options.)
For those of you who are Wine Enthusiasts, SO AM I! It's plenty OK if you're not, though, because my husband, Jerry, is a teetotaler and will be joining us for at least the movie portion of most events.
Although based in Fenton, MO, we will host events throughout the Metropolitan area, on BOTH sides of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers!
We are looking for an ACTIVE membership, which for us means you'll attend at least ONE event each year.
Please submit a "selfie" profile photo when you join so we can easily recognize you at our doorsteps and in public places. Profile photos are most effective when they include only one human being and when that human being is not wearing sunglasses =OR= a hat.
*****Note: Location and Time will be updated closer to the meeting date. Theaters had not yet posted their movie schedules for this date at the time of the original meeting post********
The Goldfinch is a novel by the American author Donna Tartt. It won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, among other honors. Published in 2013, it was Tartt's first novel since The Little Friend in 2002.
The novel is a coming-of-age tale told in the first person. The protagonist, 13-year-old Theodore Decker, survives a terrorist bombing at an art museum where his mother dies. While staggering through the debris, he takes with him a small Dutch Golden Age painting called The Goldfinch. It becomes a singular source of hope for him as he descends into a world of crime.
The painting is one of the few surviving works by Rembrandt's most promising pupil, Carel Fabritius. (Almost all of Fabritius' works were destroyed in the Delft explosion of 1654, in which the artist himself was killed.)
The American drama film coming to theaters on September 13th, is directed by John Crowley. It stars Ansel Elgort as Theodore, Nicole Kidman, Oakes Fegley, Aneurin Barnard, Finn Wolfhard, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson, and Jeffrey Wright in supporting roles.
As a group, we will watch the movie together at a local theater (location and exact time TBD) and then go to a nearby restaurant for dinner and/or drinks and discussion.
Reading the book is not required, however, recommended to participate in the discussion following the movie.