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

Elizabeth Graney, Librarian, Literature & Fiction Department,
Read it First! Film adaptations headed to theatres near you.

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 April:

Their Finest

Their Finest Hour and a Half

In the midst of World War II, the British Ministry of Information is desperate to rally the flagging spirits of the nation. With the best at war, the Ministry recruits a rag tag crew of forgotten, unknown and unwanted entertainers to pull together a film that can restore the country’s faith. Lissa Evans’ Their Finest Hour and a Half is a comedic look at the drama that takes place both on and off a movie set.

Release Date - April 7, 2017

The Case for Christ

The Case for Christ

Lee Strobel, the former legal editor for the Chicago Tribune, became interested in the evidence for the existence of Jesus of Nazareth after converting to Christianity. As a former atheist, Strobel took a rigorous approach to his faith based research into Jesus Christ as both a historical figure and the literal son of God. The Case for Christ is the nonfiction account of his discourse with a dozen experts in various fields to chase down the historical truth of Jesus Christ.

Release Date - April 7, 2017

Life at These Speed - The basis for the major motion picture 1 Mile to You

1 Mile to You (Life at These Speeds)

Only three members of Kevin’s class survived eighth grade; a horrific bus accident took the rest. Now, in a new school surrounded by strangers, he finds himself running at speeds he never before attained. Kevin’s newfound skill helps him distance himself from the pain of his unimaginable loss. But no one can run forever.

Release Date - April 7, 2017

Speech & Debate

Speech and Debate

An untalented but passionate actress, a nerdy journalist in the making and a frustrated new kid band together when they realize that they have the chance to expose the hypocrisy of their puritanical school. How, you may ask? By putting on an adapted musical version of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible complete with a time traveling Abraham Lincoln of course!

Release Date - April 7, 2017

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

In 1925, British explorer Percy Fawcett and his son went missing in the Amazon while looking for the rumored ancient City of Z. Since then, dozens of people have disappeared while searching for his remains. Intrigued by this geographical mystery, author David Grann trekked into the Amazon to discover what really happened to Fawcett and if this mysterious City of Z ever truly existed.

Release Date - April 14, 2017

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The Circle

Mae Holland has hit the big time. Hired to work at The Circle, a corporation that merges user’s online accounts to create a seamless experience, her new job seems like a techie’s dream come true. But then things begin to unravel and Mae finds her personal and professional life merging in ways she never before imagined.

Release Date - April 28, 2017

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