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Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you. March 2017 edition

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
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If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen. But if you don't know your beloved series is coming out as a movie or that the fun looking preview you saw was adapted from a book, how can you join the debate? The Library to the rescue! Here we will be exploring the movie adaptations soon to hit your local theatres and give you the chance to read before you view.

Coming this March:

Several photos of the same girl spliced together. Movie poster

Before I Fall

Samantha Kingston is dead. At least, she should be. She remembers the car wreck, the pain, and the fear. But she wakes up safe in her own bed on the morning of the same day she died. Being given a fresh chance, Sam lives her day over. And over. And over. And she’ll keep on doing so until she can set things right.

Watch the trailer, see photos and more here

Release Date - March 3, 2017

A man and a woman stand in the snow in front of a shack. Movie poster.

The Shack

Mackenzie Phillips’ life has been in shambles ever since the abduction and murder of his daughter Missy. Though her body was never found, her bloodied clothing was later discovered in an abandoned shack in the woods. Years later, Mackenzie is drawn back to this shack by a mysterious note and what he finds there will change his faith and heal his grief.

Read a synopsis of the film and see the offical trailer here

Release Date - March 3, 2017

Collage of multiple people surrounded by blue and purple smoke. Movie poster

The Sense of an Ending

Tony Webster has led a quiet life and anticipates a similar retirement. But an unexpected letter forces him to revisit his past and the way he has always remembered it. Julian Barnes' The Sense of an Ending meditates on the fallibility of memory and the temptation to misremember our own past.


Get updates and watch the trailer here


Release Date - March 10, 2017

Two men at a public urinal with their backs to us, one man is looking at the other. Movie poster.


A graphic novel focused on the life of Wilson, a middle-aged misanthrope with very strong opinions (i.e. complaints) about everyone and everything.

See the trailer here

Release Date - March 24, 2017

A woman in profile. Movie poster.

Ghost in the Shell

A classic manga that follows the work of the security force Public Security Section 9 in the fictional New Port City, Japan. These former military and police men and women band together to protect the city from anything that stands to do it harm. But the heroine of this group is Major Motoko Kusanagi, a cyborg with a human brain whose greatest strength is also her greatest weakness.

Check out the trailer and the official Facebook page here

Release Date - March 31, 2017

A woman cuddles a lion cub. Movie poster.

The Zookeeper's Wife

The true story of Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinksi, who saved hundreds of lives during World War II. After their zoo was bombed and shut down, the Zabinski’s hid those seeking refuge from Nazi persecution in their empty animal enclosures. A story of bravery and empathy in the darkest of times.

Read more about the film and see the trailer here

Release Date - March 31, 2017



Stay tuned to see what other great books are headed for the silver screen