Lit Flicks

What’s a “Lit Flick”?

It’s a movie based on literary works, such as a book, short story, poem, or play. Reading the original is not required, but makes it more interesting!. For more information contact:

Lit Flicks News August 2023

Let’s Plan 2024!

Nominations are open for our next series

We are looking for a dozen Lit Flicks for next year. The Riderwood audience is large and diverse, so it’s good to aim for a mix of genres. Films can be old or new, American or international, as long as it is based on a work of literature. (Book, short story, play or poem.) Submit this survey before September 1. The final list of nominees will be selected based on the length of the movie (2 1/2- 3 hours is our limit) and whether or not it is easily available. We will vote to choose the final twelve later that month, and the results will be announced in October, so you can start reading the originals, if you wish.

Jo’s Deepest Apologies…

The library listing said 2 hours 29 minutes. The DVD box said 149 minutes. But the DVD in the box was the “director’s cut” version of Das Boot: 3 hours and 30 minutes. I apologize to everyone who was inconvenienced by this error.

Coming Next: Joy Luck Club

Four Chinese women playing Mahjong

In San Francisco, a group of aging Chinese women meet regularly to trade familial stories while playing Mahjong. In a series of sixteen vignettes that spans generations and continents, this adaptation of Amy Tan’s bestselling novel explores cultural conflict and the often-turbulent relationships between four first-generation Chinese-American women and their mothers.

2023 Schedule
(All movies start at 7 p.m. in the Encore Theater in Lakeside Commons)

Date Film
1/19 The Commitments
2/13 Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
4/3 Zorba the Greek
4/10 Being There
5/11 Dr. Zhivago
6/5 Les Misérables
7/6 For Whom the Bell Tolls
7/31 Das Boot
8/31 Joy Luck Club
9/25 All Quiet on the Western Front
10/26 Beowulf
11/21 The Prime of Miss Jean Brody
12/19 The Great Gatsby

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