Stop Me if You've Read This One: Read It / Watch It

Join Kansas City Public Library readers’ advisory expert (and film enthusiast) Kaite Stover for film screenings and animated conversations centered on quality film versions of books that are official selections of the Stop Me if You’ve Read This One Suggested Readings list. Discussions will immediately follow the film presentation.

These screenings are open to the public. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to read the source book prior to the film screening. No RSVP is necessary. For more information call 816.701.3683 or email kaitestover@kclibrary.org.

The Princess Bride
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. | Kansas City, MO 64105

Rob Reiner directs a deep comic cast (Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Peter Falk, Billy Crystal, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest) and delivers a hilarious fairy tale about vengeful swordsmen, a kidnapped princess, pirates, ogres, and the odious Prince Humperdinck. (1987; 98 minutes; PG)

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. | Kansas City, MO 64105

Based on the ancient Roman farce by Plautus and performed in burlesque style, this Stephen Sondheim musical follows the conniving slave Pseudolus (Zero Mostel) as he schemes to win his freedom and the courtesan of his dreams. With Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford, Jack Gilford and Michael Hordern. (1966; 99 minutes; PG)