Destination: Anywhere! Read It / Watch It Discussion Group

All Library locations will be closed on Sunday, April 20, in observance of the Easter holiday.

Join Kansas City Public Library Readers' Advisory expert (and film enthusiast) Kaite Stover for film screenings and lively conversations centered on quality film versions of books that are part of the Winter Reading Suggested Readings list. These screenings are open to the public. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to read the source novel prior to the film screening.

Enchanted April (1992)
Sunday, January 29 | 2 p.m.
Trails West Branch, 11401 E. 23rd St.

This BBC Films production features a sterling cast that includes Joan Plowright, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, and Alfred Molina. Director Mike Newell filmed entirely on location in Genoa, Italy. Rated PG. (95 min.)


 
Winter's Bone (2010)
Sunday, February 19 | 2 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Shot entirely in the Ozarks region of Missouri, this indie film darling features a star-making performance by Jennifer Lawrence as 16-year-old protagonist Ree Dolly. With John Hawkes and Garret Dillahunt. Rated R. (100 min.)


 
Smilla's Sense of Snow (2001)
Sunday, March 11 | 2 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Julia Ormond stars as the original antisocial crime-fighting technical genius from northern Europe. The terrific cast includes Gabriel Byrne, Richard Harris, Jim Broadbent, and Tom Wilkinson. Rated R. (121 min.)