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From Novel to Screen: Away From Her

Wed, Jan 28 / 7 pm
Directed by Sarah Polley
2006, Canada, 110 min

To explore the creative challenges of translating a book or short story to screen, Cinematheque, McNally Robinson, and the Manitoba Writer’s Guild present a series of successful book to film adaptations on Wednesday evenings, once a month from January to June. Films will include Paul Newman’s Rachel, Rachel, Stephen Frears’ High Fidelity and David Cronenberg’s Crash as well a panel discussion on the subject of adapting novels for screen with writer and Professor George Toles and author David Bergen.

Participants are encouraged to read the book in advance (available at McNally Robinson) and join Winnipeg Free Press pop culture columnist Alison Gillmor for a discussion in the Burns Classroom at the Manitoba Writer’s Guild on the 2nd floor of Artspace after each screening (space is limited to 30 people).

To register for the discussion and screenings please sign up in advance at 204-925-3456 ext 106.

Alison Gillmor is the pop culture columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press. She received a BA in English from the University of Winnipeg and an MA in Art History from York University. As a freelance journalist, she has has written on film, books, visual art and design for Border Crossings, The Walrus, CBC.ca, Canada’s History, The Winnipeg Review and more.

Away From Her

A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife due to Alzheimer’s disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to a wheelchair-bound mute who is also a patient at the nursing home. Gordon Pinsent and Julie Christie give brilliant performances as a couple facing the issues of aging and loneliness. Based on the short story “The Bear came Over the Mountain” by Alice Munro.

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 One of the most remarkable and moving love stories the movies have recently given us.
 - Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington
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