The Road to Devotion hasn’t been made into a movie yet, and we’ll leave that possibility to our author! So our movie selections for On The Same Page will bring together a choice of films that celebrate history or important themes from the book that will complement our reading and discussions.

The library’s license to screen movies requires that we not show the movie titles or studios on our web page. For information about the movie selections, please call the library or Ask Your Librarian.

October 2 at 4 pm

Community Arts Café – Sponsored by RiverRun International Film Festival

This gentle drama starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire and Anthony Perkins was made in 1956. It’s based on the 1945 story by Jessamyn West. A peace-loving Quaker family living in Indiana enjoys daily life in a small rural community, yet the Civil War draws nearer and demands they deal with their faith’s adherence to non-violence.  This movie was nominated for six Oscars and won the Palme d’Or at the 1957 Cannes Film Festival.

September 20 at 7 pm

Lewisville Branch Library

Tonight’s movie in Lewisville is based on the 1971 novel by local author John Ehle. Starring Jason Patric and Thandie Newton. 1995. A North Carolina farmer in 1815 faces similar moral choices as Sarah Talton in The Road to Devotion.

September 20 at 6 pm

Rural Hall Branch Library

Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey star in this 1985 screen version of a 1982 book by Alice Walker. Nominated for eleven oscars, this drama set in the early 1900s follows the life of African American character Celie.

October 4 at 7 pm

Southside Branch Library

Comedian Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah star in a modern version (with happy ending) of the classic Cyrano de Bergerac story based on the play by Edmond Rostand. 1987. A movie about love letters, and finding a little help writing them.

October 10 at 6 pm

Central Library Auditorium – Starring Gerard Depardieu. In 1990 Gerard Depardieu played the lead in a dramatic version of the same theme based on the play by Edmond Rostand.

October 18 at 6 pm

Reynolda Manor Branch Library – Starring Audie Murphy. 1951. Based on the book by Stephen Crane, a young army recruit faces the horrors of the Civil War.


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