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Movies @ Bosler: Literary Elements

This summer, watch the classics come alive on screen, as we bring you our Movies @ Bosler: Literary Elements edition (part of our Adult Summer Reading Program). Each film is an adaptation of a famous work of literature, though not necessarily as the author intended.  Movies begin every Thursday at 6:30 pm (except where otherwise noted). Our public performance license prohibits us from advertising film titles outside of the library. Pick up a flyer at Bosler with the film titles for the series, or watch our website and facebook for hints about upcoming offerings. 


Reservations are not necessary. For more information call (717) 243-4642 ext 3224 or email Screenings will be held in our Community Room. Free popcorn will be provided before the film begins, and there are beverage and snack machines in the hallway adjacent to the meeting room.


Movie titles will be displayed in the library, but here are some clues for the series:

Thursday | June 5 | 6:30 pm

A professor (Brendan Fraser) and his nephew embark on an amazing journey beneath the Earth's surface. Based on the novel by Jules Verne. (2008), rated PG, 92 minutes.


Thursday | June 12 | 6:30 pm

A commoner (Heath Ledger) jousts with nobles in 14th-century France. Adapted from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. (2001), rated PG-13, 144 minutes.


Thursday | June 19 | 6:30 pm

Trapped in a loveless marriage, Anna (Kiera Knightly), looks for a better life, but finds only a more complicated one. Based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. (2012), rated R, 130 minutes.


Thursday | June 26 | ***This film will begin at 6:15pm***

An adaptation of the successful stage musical of the plight of Jean Valjean, starring Hugh Jackman, based on the novel by Victor Hugo. (2012), rated PG-13, 158 minutes.


Thursday | July 3 | 6:30 pm

An exuberant retelling of the classic tale of the matrimonial woes of a family of sisters, set in modern India. Based on the novel by Jane Austen, (2005), rated PG-13, 112 minutes.


Thursday | July 10 | 6:30 pm

An adulterous woman (Naomi Watts) accompanies her scientist husband to fight cholera in 1920s China. Based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham. (2007), rated PG-13, 125 minutes.


Thursday | July 17 | 6:30 pm

One couple engages in a "merry" war of words, while another falls prey to a malicious schemer, based on the play by William Shakespeare. (2013), rated PG-13, 109 minutes.


Thursday | July 24 | 6:30 pm

The famous detective (Robert Downey, Jr) and his astute associate (Jude Law) face their archenemy, evil genius Moriarty. Based on the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (2012), rated PG-13, 129 minutes.


Thursday | July 31 | 6:30 pm

Three escaped convicts (George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson) search for buried treasure in the Depression-Era South. Inspired by Homer’s Odyssey. (2000), rated PG-13, 106 minutes.


Thursday | August 7 | 6:30 pm

An orphaned young lady takes a job as a governess for a mysterious, brooding employer who keeps a dark secret. Based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte. (2011), rated PG-13, 121 minutes.


Thursday | August 14 | 6:30 pm

The escape of a little white lie teaches a clean-cut teen to use the rumor mill for personal gain. Inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. (2010), rated PG-13, 92 minutes.


Thursday | August 21 | 6:30 pm

D'Artagnan (Logan Lerman) and his swashbuckling friends must foil Richelieu's anarchist plot. Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas. (2011), rated PG-13, 110 minutes.


Thursday | August 28 | 6:30 pm

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet told from the point of view of two minor characters (Tim Roth and Gary Oldman). (1990), rated PG, 118 minutes.


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May 12, 2014

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