Fiction into Film: Family Book Group - The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Event date: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
Event address: 
Upstate Films
6415 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

 

 

Hosted by Oblong Books & Upstate Films, Rhinebeck 

The book is suitable for children aged 8 and up, and would work as a family read-aloud.

Participation in the book discussion is free; the movie screening will require the purchase of a ticket.

William Goldman's modern fantasy classic is a simple, exceptional story about quests—for riches, revenge, power, and, of course, true love—that's thrilling and timeless.

Anyone who lived through the 1980s may find it impossible—inconceivable, even—to equate The Princess Bride with anything other than the sweet, celluloid romance of Westley and Buttercup, but the film is only a fraction of the ingenious storytelling you'll find in the book. Rich in character and satire, the novel is set in 1941 and framed cleverly as an “abridged” retelling of a centuries-old tale set in the fabled country of Florin that's home to “Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passions.” Read the book then join us for the film.

Rated: PG The film runs 1hr 38mins and a group discussion will follow.

Film Tickets: $10 Adults / $8 Seniors and Students / $6 Upstate Members and kids under 16. - PURCHASE FILM TICKETS HERE
Also available day-of at the box office (cash and check only). 

See the trailer

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure; The
$15.00
ISBN: 9780156035156
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harvest Books - October 8th, 2007