The Light House Cinema in association with Chapters Bookstore, Parnell Street have announced their new season of Cinema Book Club screenings. If you don’t know how it works, it’s very simple – just go to Chapters Bookstore on Parnell St. and mention the Light House Cinema Book Club to get 10% off your copy of the monthly book, then join us at the Light House on the last Monday of every month to watch the film and discuss the merits (or demerits!) of each in the bar downstairs afterwards. If you show your Chapters receipt at the Light House you get 10% off your ticket as well!
January 28th: Emma by Jane Austen (Screening of Clueless)
Hollywood teen adaptations of period novels became a frequent occurrence in the 1990s but we don’t think any other film achieved the feat with the level of intelligence that Amy Heckerling’s Clueless did. Exuberant, trendy and unabashedly fluffy, this adaptation may enjoyed just like any other teen movie but when you scratch the surface you’ll see there’s a whole lot more going on. A clever adaptation and a clever movie, we’re particularly looking forward to our post-screening discussion on this.
February 25th: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
A film of a famously “unfilmable” book. It took three world-class filmmakers, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer, to pull it together. We think it’s great, we hope you do too but in either case, we’ll enjoy talking about the various pros, cons and interesting choices between the two texts.
March 25th: The Great Irish Adaptation
To celebrate St. Patricks Day we thought we’d put it to you, our readers to choose what you feel is the great Irish adaptation! From The Snapper to What Richard Did or The Field or My Left Foot, we’re leaving this decision up to you. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for details on how to vote, and if you have a suggestion let us know!
April 29th: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
It will be almost summer, so we thought this would be a perfect way to kick it off. One of the greatest novels of all time was turned into one of the most iconic films of all time.
May 27th: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Everyone’s gonna be talking about Baz Luhrman’s decadent adaptation of this classic novel in May, so we thought we’d give you the chance to read the book before watching the film, if you haven’t already, then talk about what promised to be some very interesting stylistic choices from Luhrman.