‘Books to Film’: Avon Theatre launches new series
What do the films “Doctor Zhivago,” “The Silence of the Lambs,” “L.A. Confidential” and “Trainspotting” have in common? They started as books.
The movie industry has long found gold in the words penned by authors, with adaptations making their way to the big screen for as long as there has been a big screen.
The Avon Theatre in Stamford is celebrating this collaborative partnership with a new series that will be launched this month at the downtown movie house. “Books to Film” will be structured similarly to a book group experience, with the screening taking place first, and a discussion to follow. Cassie Jo Ochoa, assistant manager at the theater, will lead the first post-film talk.
The series launches with the 2017 movie, “The Sense of an Ending,” starring Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling. The PG-13 movie is based on the 2011 novel written by British author Julian Barnes. Broadbent, who plays Tony Webster, is a bit of a recluse until he is forced to face some long-buried secrets and the consequences of his youthful decisions.
Avon Theatre, 272 Bedford St., Stamford. Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m. $12 to $7. 203-967-3660, avontheatre.org