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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AUGUST

Life, Animated by Ron Suskind

Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of color. A fantasy? A nightmare? This is the real-life story of Owen Suskind, the son of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind and his wife, Cornelia. An autistic boy who couldn't speak for years, Owen memorized dozens of Disney movies, turned them into a language to express love and loss, kinship, brotherhood.The family was forced to become animated characters, communicating with him in Disney dialogue and song; until they all emerge, together, revealing how, in darkness, we all literally need stories to survive.

Now a motion picture from an award-winning film maker, Roger Ross Williams.  Starts at The Loft Cinema on August 19.

JULY

Snake Eyes by Haunt Me Studio

Nicolas Cage? What a guy. Whether he's kidnapping children, boosting jazzy cars or fighting brutal criminals on a plane, up in the skies - He does it in a unique style which is so, well, Cage-ian. Snake Eyes is our illustrated homage, an activity book full of puzzles, games, coloring in pages, amazing illustrations and the best of times.

The Loft Cinema presents four key films from the ever-unpredictable career of Nicolas Cage on Thursdays in July.  If the eclectic career of Nicolas Cage has taught us anything, it’s that there are few actors who will go as far out on a limb as Cage to ensure that a moment rings true on screen.

JUNE

Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg

The talents he nurtured were known worldwide: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, and numerous others. But Maxwell Perkins remained a mystery, a backstage presence who served these authors not only as editor but also as critic, career manager, moneylender, psychoanalyst, father-confessor, and friend.
This outstanding biography, a winner of the National Book Award, is the first to explore the fascinating life of this genius editor "extraordinare" in both the professional and personal domains. It tells not only of Perkin's stormy marriage, endearing eccentricities, and secret twenty-five-year romance with Elizabeth Lemmon, but also of his intensely intimate relationships with the leading literary lights of the twentieth century. It is, in the words of "Newsweek," an admirable biography of a wholly admirable man. "

Now a motion picture titled "Genius" starring Colin Firth and starting at the Loft on June 24.

MAY

The Man Who Knew Infinity by Robert Kanigel

In 1913, a young unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G H Hardy, begging the preeminent English mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Realizing the letter was the work of a genius, Hardy arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England. Thus began one of the most improbable and productive collaborations ever chronicled. With a passion for rich and evocative detail, Robert Kanigel takes us from the temples and slums of Madras to the courts and chapels of Cambridge University, where the devout Hindu Ramanujan, "the Prince of Intuition," tested his brilliant theories alongside the sophisticated and eccentric Hardy, "the Apostle of Proof." In time, Ramanujan's creative intensity took its toll: he died at the age of thirty-two and left behind a magical and inspired legacy that is still being plumbed for its secrets today.

Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel star in the inspiring drama The Man Who Knew Infinity, based on the true story of a friendship that forever changed mathematics.  The Loft will be showing this movie starting May 13.