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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. April 2016 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 April :


Three juxtaposed faces, two men and one woman

Stephen Elliot's Adderall Diaries is the non fiction account of the high profile Hans Reiser murder case infused with Elliot's own depressive introspection. Obsessed with the case and his tenuous connection to one of the the suspects, the writer explores his own neuroses, the trial and the world at large. 

See the preview and read articles about the book and film here

Release Date - April 15, 2016

A young boy crouches on a rock staring at a tiger.

When a small child strays from his village, he finds himself saved from certain death by a kindly wolf. Taught by his friends the wolves, bears, panthers and more, Mowgli must also contend with the dangerous tiger Shere Khan. Rudyard Kipling's  The Jungle Book is the thrilling story of a young boy and his adventures with the various animals in the jungle, nefarious and kind, duplicitous and giving. 

Watch a preview, buy tickets ahead of time and download an activity packet here

Release Date - April 15, 2016

A man in a suit walks through a desert. Movie poster

Alan Clay is barely keeping his head above water. Mortgage payments, his daughter's mounting education debts and a lifetime of feeling mediocre have taken their toll. A trip to Saudi Arabi to bid on a technology contract feels like his last chance to do something with his life. A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers looks at the state of the modern salesman and his place in the world.

Watch the trailer and learn more about the cast here

Release Date - April 22, 2016


Often compared to Lord of the Flies, J.G. Ballard's High-Rise examines the brute animal that underlies humanity's evolved veneer. In Anthony Royal's state of the art high-rise building, every need has been considered and managed. But perhaps ultimate luxury is bad for one's health. Ballard unveils the chaos that occurs when this elite paradise breaks down and minor squabbles turn into all out war.

Watch the preview and follow the latest news about the film here.

Release Date - April 28, 2016


In Kevin Wilson's The Family FangAnnie and Buster are the grown children of famed performance artists Caleb and Camille Fang. Having long ago distanced themselves from their over the top parents, they individually find their lives spinning out of control at the same time as their parents apparently go missing. Is this disappearance another piece of their art or are they truly gone?

Watch behind the scenes footage here

Release Date - April 29, 2016 (limited release)



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