I was recently told about a series from Tiff — Books on Film. Now in its third season, I am really shocked that I didn’t know about it. I love books, I love film, and since my trip to Tiff for Tim Burton’s exhibit, I’ve been in love with Tiff. Now that this series has been brought to my attention I’m happy to share it with all of you book and film lovers out there!
“Books on Film brings together book and film lovers to examine great cinema that began as outstanding literature. Host Eleanor Wachtel of CBC’s Writers and Company welcomes filmmakers, authors and experts to discuss the art of adaptation and the sometimes challenging passage from page to screen.”
Guests and films include:
February 11— Hilton Als (author and New Yorker theatre critic) on The Innocents
March 4 — Richard Russo (Pulitzer Prize–winning author) on Nobody’s Fool
April 8 — Lisa Cortés (music and film producer, driving force behind success of Def Jam Records) on Precious
May 6 — Christopher Hampton (award-winning screenwriter and playwright) on Atonement (which he adapted to screen)
June 3 — Ted Kotcheff (filmmaker and executive producer of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) on The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
June 24 — Deepa Mehta (Canadian filmmaker) on Midnight’s Children
The Books on Film Series launches Monday February 11th — seems to me like this would make the perfect Valentine’s day gift for your book-loving girlfriend or film-fanatic boyfriend. Or maybe it’s just a great excuse to see some wonderful films, learn about the books they came from, and spend an evening downtown with a loved one.
Subscriptions to the series are available for $153 for TIFF Members or $180 for non-members (prices include tax). Based on availability, single tickets may be released closer to the event.
I’m really hoping to check out the Richard Russo event — his memoir has been on my To-Read list for way too long! I need to get a copy of Nobody’s Fool A.S.A.P.
Which film or guest are you hoping to see?