UCR Palm Desert: Summer Lit Flicks
From the Page to the Oscars!
This series, in partnership with UCR Palm Desert, focuses on Academy Award-winning book-to-film selections.
Viewers are encouraged to read the books prior to each screening.There will be a brief review and talk before the screening, followed by a discussion facilitated by Tod Goldberg, director of the UCR Palm Desert MFA program, cultural critic, and author of more than a dozen books.
Registration is Free
UCR Palm Desert
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211
THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
Wednesday, July 25
British POW's are ordered by their Japanese captors to construct a bridge of strategic importance and are happy to sabotage and delay the progress until their commanding officers orders them to continue the work unhindered to its completion, but are his actions tantamount to collaborating with the enemy?
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
Wednesday, August 29
Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
Wednesday, September 26
While out hunting, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) finds the grisly aftermath of a drug deal. Though he knows better, he cannot resist the cash left behind and takes it with him. The hunter becomes the hunted when a merciless killer named Chigurh (Javier Bardem) picks up his trail. Also looking for Moss is Sheriff Bell (Tommy Lee Jones), an aging lawman who reflects on a changing world and a dark secret of his own, as he tries to find and protect Moss.