Kanopy Spotlight: From Book to Screen

Finished the book and now want to watch the movie?  With your Livingston Public Library card and Kanopy you can! You can borrow these titles from the Library’s digital collection on Overdrive, here.  After you have read the book, you can then watch the movie with the Library’s subscription to Kanopy.  To access Kanopy, all you need to do is enter your library card number and make an account! It’s that easy!

The Book Shop movie | ebook

Description from Kanopy: “England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy).

As Florence’s obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one?“

Room movie | ebook 

Description from Kanopy: “In this award-winning film, a kidnapped mother (Brie Larson) and son (Jacob Tremblay) make a daring escape and experience a dramatic homecoming. Based on the best-selling novel ROOM is a riveting look at the power of imagination and unstoppable force of a mother’s love.”

A Man Called Ove movie | ebook

Description from Kanopy: “Ove, an ill tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. Based on the bestselling novel.”

Dark Places movie | ebook 

Description from Kanopy: “From the best selling book by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), Oscar-winner Charlize Theron stars in this acclaimed crime drama about a woman investigating the murder of a family with the help of a secret society obsessed with solving notorious crimes.”

Wuthering Heights movie | ebook 

Description from Kanopy: “An epic love story that spans childhood well into the young adult years, the film follows Heathcliff, a boy taken in by a benevolent Yorkshire farmer, Earnshaw. Living in Earnshaw’s home, Heathcliff develops a passionate relationship with the farmer’s teenage daughter, Catherine, inspiring the envy and mistrust of his son, Hindley. When Earnshaw passes away, the now-grown characters must finally confront the intense feelings and rivalries that have built up throughout their years together. Arnold’s film is a beautiful and evocative visual masterpiece that brings out the powerful emotions at the heart of Bronte’s classic novel, resulting in a viscerally affecting love story. It is a sweepingly old-fashioned tale of family, class, and romance told in a bracingly modern way by one of contemporary cinema’s most gifted and unique filmmakers.”

Which book & movie combination will you be reading and watching?

-Jessica, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian

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