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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. May 2014 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
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If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie or that the fun looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The Library to the rescue! Here we will be exploring the movie adaptations soon to hit your local theatres and give you the chance to read before you view.


Coming this May :

Close up of a young woman lying on the grassAdapted from a set of short stories by actor James Franco, Palo Alto revolves around a loosely connected group of teenagers living in California.  Exploring their confusing, violent and troubling lives, Palo Alto sheds a compassionate glance on a turbulent time of life.

Find out who’s in the cast and watch the trailer here




Release Date - May 9, 2014


movie poster featuring a smoking man.Filth's Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson is a cheater, a liar, a bigot, a drug addict and a generally filthy human being. And that's being charitable. Though ostensibly the tale of a murder investigation gone wrong, Welsh’s dark comedy is truly a harsh but ultimately loving character study of this unapologetically reprehensible misanthrope. From the writer of Trainspotting.

Watch the trailer and learn more about the cast and crew here


Release Date - May 30, 2014



Stay tuned to see what other great books are bound for the silver screen