Cinematic Book Club Set to Debut at the Loft

Film adaptations of popular novels all too often crash and burn, but some manage to be held in a higher esteem than their literary counterparts. This century-old debate will be tested over the course of this year as the Loft Cinema Book Club screens seven classic films, followed by moderated discussions of the books they’re based on.

Here’s the 2013 lineup for the Book Club, courtesy of the Loft website:

February
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
Milos Foreman, director (1975)
Novel by Ken Kesey

April
THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER
Robert Ellis Miller, director (1968)
Novel by Carson McCullers

June
SLAUGHTER HOUSE FIVE
George Roy Hill, director (1972)
Novel by Kurt Vonnegut

August
LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE
Alfonso Arau, director (1992)
Novel by Laura Esquivel

Special September Anti Censorship Month screening
LORD OF THE FLIES
Peter Brook, director (1963)
Novel by William Golding

October
IN COLD BLOOD
Richard Brooks, director (1967)
Novel by Truman Capote

December
LITTLE WOMEN
George Cukor, director (1933)
Novel by Louisa May Alcott