Monday, January 30, 2012

Coming Attractions!

Our Sherlock Holmes Celebration has ended, but the 2012 season of Adaptations is just getting started.  Here's what we have to look forward to:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Screening Party:  Sunday, Feb. 12th
AfterParty Discussion:  Tuesday, Feb. 28th

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Screening Party:  Sunday, Mar. 11th
AfterParty Discussion:  Tuesday, Mar. 27th

Moneyball by Michael Lewis
Screening Party:  Sunday, Apr. 15th
AfterParty Discussion:  Tuesday, Apr. 24th

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Screening Party:  Sunday, May 6th
AfterParty Discussion:  Tuesday, May 22nd

Coyboys & Aliens by Fred Van Lente & Andrew Foley*
Screening Party:  Sunday, June 10th
AfterParty Discussion:  Tuesday, June 26th

Watchmen by Alan Moore*
Screening Party:  TBA (offsite)
AfterParty Discussion:  Tuesday, July 24th

The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
Screening Party:  Sunday, Aug. 12th
AfterParty Discussion:  Tuesday, Aug. 28th

The Blind Side by  Michael Lewis
Screening Party:  Sunday, Sept. 16th
AfterParty Discussion:  Tuesday, Sept. 25th

The Thing ("Who goes there?" by John W. Campbell, Jr.)**
Screening Party:  Sunday, Oct.14th
AfterParty Discussion:  Tuesday, Oct. 23rd

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Screening Party:  Sunday, Nov. 4th
AfterParty Discussion:  Tuesday, Nov. 13th

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Screening Party:  Sunday, Dec. 2nd
AfterParty Discussion:  Tuesday, Dec. 11th

*Part of our Super Summer Comic-Book-to-Film Series
**Part of our Monster Mash Movie Madness Series

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sherlock Holmes Reinvented . . .

Our Sherlock Holmes Celebration series goes out with a bang this Sunday with a screening of Sherlock Holmes (2009), starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.

Guy Ritchie has reinvented Holmes as an action hero, as quick with his fists as his wits. And Conan Doyle's supersleuth was an expert boxer and swordsman, but I don't remember quite so many explosions in Sherlock Holmes' London. 

Join us Sunday, Jan. 29th at 2:30 p.m. and see what you think.

Watch a preview of the movie.
Read / Download A Study in Scarlet, the first Sherlock Holmes story.
Watch / Download a selection of free Sherlock Holmes films.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Plot Thickens . . .

Our Sherlock celebration continues Jan 22nd with The Seven Per Cent Solution, Nicholas Meyer's imaginative reinterpretation of the Sherlockian canon.  Showtime is 2:30 p.m.

Watch the original trailer.
Read a review.
Read a sample of the novel on which the film is based .

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Adventure Continues . . .

Our Sherlock Holmes Celebration series continues with a screening of Billy Wilder's The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes.

Join us at Avondale Library at 2:30 p.m., Jan. 15th, and mark your calendar for the AfterParty discussion session Tuesday, Jan. 24th.

Watch a preview.
Read a review.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sherlock Holmes Celebration Film Series

Sherlock Holmes Celebration Film Series
The game's afoot!  The year 2012 marks the 125th anniversary of the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes in print (A Study in Scarlet in 1887).  Celebrate 125 years of Sherlock Holmes with an Avondale Adaptations film series. We'll screen four different Sherlock Holmes feature films Jan. 8th-29th.

Join us at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 8th for The Hound of the Baskervilles starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.

Preview the film.
Read more about the film.
Access the free downloadable ebook.
Access the free downloadable audiobook.