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How to become a Reel Reader

  1. Read the book, if you have time. Each month, prior to the movie showing, copies of the selected title will be available in the library's rotunda.
  2. Join us for the movie even if you haven't read the book. Bring your own carry-out dinner to enjoy while you watch the movie.
  3. Talk about the book and film. Following the movie, you are invited to participate in a guided discussion.
  4. You might win fabulous prizes when you attend Reel Reader events!

Thursday, January 17th – Ready Player One

 

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.


Wednesday, February 20 – BlacKkKlansman

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It's the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.


Tuesday, March 19: Crazy Rich Asians

The Movie: Crazy Rich Asians is a 2018 film directed by Jon M. Chu. The movie features Constance Wu, Henry Golding, and Michelle Yeoh. Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese economics professor, travels to her boyfriend Nick's hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he's perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.


Tuesday April 23rd – Murder on the Orient Express

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer.

Isolated by the storm detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man’s enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.

The novel inspired a 1974 film starring Albert Finney and Ingrid Bergman, which earned Ingrid Bergman an Academy Award and British Academy of Film and Television Arts award for Best Actress. Forty-Three years later, Kenneth Branagh’s version has been nominated for over 22 film awards.

 

Wednesday, April 24th
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

 

1974 Release

 

 

               
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