Like films? Like books? Like talking about films and books?
In association with Chapters Bookstore on Parnell St, Light House Cinema Book Club selects the best (and worst!) book to film adaptations to watch and discuss in our unique monthly book club. Each month we'll pick a different book and film adaptation for discussion. Read the book, then join us for the film and a discussion afterwards in our bar. Great chats, great people and great fun on the last Monday of every month.
Go to Chapters Bookstore on Parnell St. and mention the Light House Cinema Book Club to get 10% off your copy, then join us at Light House Cinema to watch the film and discuss the (de)merits of each in the bar afterwards. If you show your Chapters receipt at the Light House you get 10% off your ticket as well! No membership necessary but please be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for updates.
Classic musical adaptation of the L. Frank Baum novel starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr and Jack Haley. A tornado whisks Dorothy (Garland) and her house from Kansas to Munchkin City, squashing the Wicked Witch of the East upon landing. The Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) vows revenge, while Dorothy sets off on the yellow brick road to see the Wizard of Oz (Frank Morgan), hoping he can tell her how to get home. On the way she makes friends with a scarecrow (Bolger), a tin man (Haley) and a cowardly lion (Lahr) - all of whom have specific reasons for wanting to meet the magical Wizard. With the Wicked Witch out to get her, will Dorothy ever get home again?
Nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Film and Best Actor, this film is an extraordinary tale of hope, friendship and survival inside a maximum security prison. City Banker, Andy Dufresne, arrived at Shawshank Prison in 1947, convicted of two brutal murders, he received a double life sentence. Within the confines of Shawshank, Andy forms an unlikely friendship with the prison "fixer" Red. He also becomes popular with the warden and the prison's guards as he is able to use his banking experience to help the corrupt officials amass personal fortunes. With an extraordinary twist in the tale, Andy finds that survival comes down to a simple choice; get busy living or get busy dying.
Animated film adaptation of Marjane Satrapi's bestselling autobiographical graphic novel set during the Islamic revolution in Iran. When the despotic Shah is overthrown in 1979, Marjane (voice of Chiara Mastroianni) and her family look forward to a new dawn in their beleaguered country. As she grows up, however, Marjane realises that the new fundamentalist rulers are just as brutal as their predecessors. Worried at her inability to stay silent where injustice is concerned, her parents send Marjane to Austria to study for a better life. Alone in a strange land, Marjane encounters suspicion and prejudice but gradually comes to be accepted. When high school is over, though, she finds herself feeling terribly homesick and makes the decision to return to her family in the increasingly repressive Iran...