Monday, September 19, 2011

The Paris Wife - interview with author

"The idea to write in Hadley’s voice came to me as I was reading Hemingway’s memoir, A Moveable Feast, about his early years in Paris. In the final pages, he writes of Hadley, “I wished I had died before I ever loved anyone but her.” That line really killed me, and I couldn’t help wondering about who she was, and how they met, and what really happened between them. That’s when I searched out biographies of Hadley, and found the archive of their letters, and everything took off from there. I couldn’t help but fall in love with Hadley, and through her eyes, with the young Ernest Hemingway. From the beginning I was completely swept away by the power of their love story."
Interview with Paula McLain here.

Friday, September 16, 2011

October's book

Choose October's book from these three titles: (vote in the side bar poll on the right)


Fall Indie Film Series

Wednesday & Thursday
1 pm & 7 pm

Regal Cinemas Stadium 8
337 Placerville Drive

THE TREE OF LIFE (PG-13) October 5 & 6

Starring: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn & Jessica Chastain
Cast adrift in a modern world, a disillusioned man tries to come to terms with the complicated relationship he shared with his father.

SARAH’S KEY October 12 & 13

Starring: Kristen Scott Thomas
Based on Tatiana de Rosnay's best-selling novel, Sarah's Key tells the story of an Ameri-can Journalist on the brink of making big life decisions regarding her marriage and her unborn child. What starts off as a reseach article about the Vel'd'Hiv Roundup in 1942 in France ends up as a journey toward self-discovery as she stumbles upon a terrible secret and discovers the heartbreaking story of a Jewish family forced out of their home, a home that is now their own.

ANOTHER EARTH (PG-13) October 19 & 20

Starring: Brit Marling, Matthew-Lee Erlbach & D.J. Flava
Following her release from jail, a morose young woman seeks out the man whose life she shattered in a car accident several years earlier.

BEGINNERS (R) October 26 & 27

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer & Mélanie Laurent
 Oliver meets Anna only months after his father has passed away. This new love floods him with memories of his father who – following 44 years of marriage – came out of the closet at age 75. The upheavals of Hal’s new honesty, brought father and son closer than they’d ever been able to be.

SNOW FLOWER &THE SECRET FAN (PG-13) November 2 & 3

Starring: Gianna Jun, Li Binging & Vivian Wu
A story set in 19th century China and centered on the lifelong friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid cultural norms imposed on women.

THE GUARD (R) November 9 & 10

Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle & Rory Keenan
A vulgar Irish cop and a straight-laced American FBI agent uncover police corruption among the former's superiors while probing a drug-trafficking ring.