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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. June 2015 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 June :

Three teenagers, one girl and two boys and the text Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. This is the story of Greg (the narrator) and Earl (the foul-mouthed friend) and Rachel (the aforementioned dying girl), three high school seniors whose unexpected friendship changes their lives. Greg has managed to coast through high school, friendly but unengaged with anyone but his friend Earl. But, one day, his mom convinces him to befriend Rachel, a girl in his class recently diagnosed with leukemia. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews manages to be both hilarious and thought provoking as it looks at life, death and friendship through the eyes of a teenage boy.


Watch the official trailer here


Release Date - June 12, 2015





A woman in Victorian clothing looks offscreen.Flaubert’s famous debut novel, Madame Bovary, is the story of Charles Bovary and his disastrous choice in wives. After an unhappy first marriage that leaves him a widow, Charles marries Emma, an enchanting young woman entirely unsuited to the life of a provincial doctor’s wife. Soon bored with this limited existence, she distracts herself by dabbling in motherhood, flirtations and, finally, lovers. Ruined by an excess of romantic fantasies her life cannot fulfill, Emma's dissatisfaction eventually causes the downfall of both herself and her doting husband.


See the trailer and catch behind the scenes shots here


Release Date - June 12, 2015





Close up shots of two women and one man with the text The Face of an Angel.In 2009, the world was captivated by the Italian trial of young American Amanda Knox, accused of being involved in the murder of her roommate. After two highly publicized trials, Knox was only recently exonerated by the Italian court system. Angel Faceby Italian reporter Barbie Latza Nadeau, explores the facts of the case and the particular way in which they were represented by the media.


Read a synopsis of the film, find news about the production and see the official trailer here

Release Date - June 19, 2015






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