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150th Anniversary Film Series - Adaptation
150th Anniversary Film Series - Adaptation

Thu, Apr 04


Clark Art Institute Auditorium

150th Anniversary Film Series - Adaptation

This series of free film screenings will focus on the transformative power of books and reading and is generously funded by the Clark Art Institute. Registration not required - sign up for a reminder.

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Time & Location

Apr 04, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Clark Art Institute Auditorium, 225 South St, Williamstown, MA 01267

About the Event

Williamstown Public Library 150th Anniversary Film Series

Location: Clark Art Institute Auditorium

Adaptation (Spike Jonze, 2002, 114 minutes) 

Of the screenwriters of the early 21st Century, Charlie Kaufman might have the most revealing love/hate relationship with books. In Adaptation, he writes himself into the film from the beginning. Charlie Kaufman, played by Nicholas Cage, is a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, self-loathing, and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald (also played by Nicholas Cage). While struggling to adapt "The Orchid Thief" by Susan Orlean (Meryl Streep), Kaufman's life spins from pathetic to bizarre. Do all screenwriters secretly wish they were writing books? 

This event is free. Accessible seats are available; for information, call 413-549-0524

Williamstown's Public Library is grateful to the Clark for honoring the library's 150th anniversary by sponsoring this film series about the transformative power of books and reading.

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