Reel Reads

The Loft Cinema and Antigone Books
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Reel Reads

Each month we feature a book associated with a film being screened at The Loft. Books are available at Antigone Books with a 10% discount during the month. Loft members receive a 20% discount with a valid membership card.

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OCTOBER

Son Of Hamas By Mosab Hassan Yousef

Set against the chaotic backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, filmmaker Nadav Schirman’s The Green Prince retraces the details of a highly unprecedented partnership that developed between sworn enemies. 

In the style of a tense psychological thriller, this extraordinary documentary recounts the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel’s prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him. Based on Mosab Hassan Yousef’s bestselling memoir Son of Hamas.

“Terrific! As gripping as any high-concept Hollywood thriller and as psychologically knotty as Greek tragedy.” – Xan Brooks, Guardian

Starts Friday, October 24.

AUGUST

Mood Indigo by Boris Vian

Eminently inventive auteur Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) finds inspiration from French novelist Boris Vian's 1947 cult novel to provide the foundation for this visionary and romantic love story starring Audrey Tautou (Amélie) and Romain Duris (The Beat My Heart Skipped).

Starts Friday August 22 

 

 

 

JULY

Life Itself by Roger Ebert

Acclaimed filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams), along with executive producers Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball), presents Life Itself, a new documentary recounting the inspiring, entertaining and colorful life of world-renowned film critic Roger Ebert - a story that is by turns personal, funny, moving and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself explores Roger Ebert's unique and fascinating legacy.

 

 

JUNE

Palo Alto by James Franco

Gia Coppola’s directorial debut, based on the short story collection by James Franco, stunningly captures the complicated relationships, heightened emotions, and romantic highs and lows of adolescence.
Starts Friday, June 6.