Film Viewing + Book Discussion
Suggested by librarian Edward Elsner, the evening combines two intersecting works: a novel and a documentary film about the real-life hero of one of the book’s main characters. The evening begins with the 6:30 p.m. screening of “Senna,” followed by an informal discussion about the themes common to both the film and the novel “The Art of Racing in the Rain.”
In anticipation of the evening’s events, the community is invited to read the bestseller “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein.
Told from the point of view of their old dog, Enzo, the Swift family’s drama unfolds in the novel. Denny Swift is a race car driver whose hero is the celebrated Brazilian Formula One champion Ayrton Senna da Silva who was killed in a 1994 crash.
The documentary “Senna,” with “the pace of a thriller, [is] a story of motors and machines that is beyond compelling because of the intensely human story it tells“ (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times). The 2011 Sundance World Cinema Audience Award for Documentary Film winner, directed by Asif Kapadia, is rated PG-13 and runs 1 hour, 44 minutes.
The screening and discussion are free and open to the public. Those attending may bring in refreshments; those attending only the discussion are asked to arrive at the library by 7:45 p.m.
For more information, please call the library at 341-5867 or email firstname.lastname@example.org