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Film Adaptations: Fall 2016

It’s definitely quality over quantity this fall – with only a handful over the next two months, this season’s adaptations might be some of the best yet this year!

October

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The Girl on the Train: Friday, October 7th

This book was hugely popular last year, and still is for good reason. There’s nothing picture perfect about this cast of characters, their lives are murky and gritty, layered behind layers and layers of hidden secrets and past regrets. If you haven’t read this one yet, you’ll definitely want to soon! Even though the film version is set in the US instead of the UK, Emily Blunt is cast as Rachel, and while she isn’t quite what I pictured in my head, I just know it’s going to be amazing!

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American Pastoral: Friday, October 21st

Starring AND directed by Ewan McGregor, American Pastoral is sure to be the emotional drama of the season. Following the Vietnam War in an American suburb, one man’s search for the “American Dream” is halted as his daughter, now a teenager, commits a shocking act of political terrorism.

November

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Arrival: Friday, November 11th

Based on a short story by Ted Chiang, Arrival might be one of the most unique extra terrestrial movies ever made. Told from the perspective of a mother remembering her child, the story itself is heartbreaking. As a linguist, she’s recruited by the government in order to facilitate communications between the newly landed alien species and over time, comes to understand their ways, and most importantly, their perception of reality.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:
Friday, November 18th

This time, the screenplay is actually written by the author J. K. Rowling!! Not only that, the film stars Eddie Redmayne and is set in America – in the Roaring Twenties!!

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Anne of Green Gables: Thursday, November 24th

Thanksgiving is more than just football this year! Be sure to check out the new adaptation of our beloved Anne of Green Gables on PBS to start your holiday season off on the right foot. There’s even going to be an 8 episode series on Netflix (yes, a SECOND adaptation) to be released next year!

What will you be watching this fall?

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